Simona Halep and coach Patrick Mouratoglou: “the fire is back”

Simona Halep and coach Patrick Mouratoglou: «the fire is back


TORONTO – Simona Halep seems to have given her career a boost since April, which is consistent with her association with renowned French coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

< p>A little earlier, even before the end of winter, she had also visited the academy of Mouratoglou on the Côte d'Azur. You should know that the Frenchman was also the coach of the great champion Serena Williams for a long time.

“The atmosphere at the academy gives me energy, acknowledged Halep on Saturday, boasting to the his coach after his victory in the semi-finals in Toronto. I see these young people who fight every day to reach their own dream.

“I felt like I could still play and be proud of myself,” she continued. That's why I work hard.”

Mistreated racquet

Without a doubt, the desire to win is very present in the 30-year-old Romanian, winner of two career Grand Slam tournaments, Roland-Garros (2018) and Wimbledon (2019).

As proof, Halep had some mood swings in the third set during her matchup with Jessica Pegula. In particular, she was seen throwing her racket, then hitting the object against the ground.

“The fire is back, it's a good sign if I do that,” she said. first mentioned. I'm fighting.”

“In fact, I can't say whether it's good or not for me to do this, immediately chained Halep, laughing. It doesn't look good and it's still a delicate subject.”

Building your confidence

Looking after the athlete's press briefing, Mouratoglou didn't seem to hold it against him at all.

“I'm very happy to be in the final again, summed up Halep. I think I had some good games during the week and I like the way I play. Obviously, I can still improve some things, but I'm building my confidence and my game.”

In terms of statistics, Halep notably saved 12 break points in 17 occasions. She was also able to take her opponent's serve five times.

“I feel stronger mentally in important exchanges,” noted the Romanian.