‘Have a Few More Years To Play’: Simona Halep Reveals Thoughts on the Next Chapter in Life

Published 01/03/2022, 8:14 PM EST
Tennis – WTA 500 – Stuttgart Open – Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Germany – April 24, 2021 Romania’s Simona Halep in action during her semi final match against Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka Pool via REUTERS/Marijan Murat


Over the past year, there have been developments in the life of Romanian tennis player Simona Halep. She recently got married and after dominating the scenes on the tennis courts, has entered the next phase in her life. 

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Recently, Simona Halep spoke on the various thoughts that crossed her mind when she got married last year. There were moments when she felt that it was time to call it a day.

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Simona Halep reconsidered her decision 

However, after she was training during the pre-season, she felt that there were still a few more years left for her to continue. At the same time, her husband too was supportive of her endeavours.

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The two-time Grand Slam winner spoke on this subject and stated, “I thought about it being close to the end, but honestly after this pre-season and how I feel right now at the tournament, I feel like I have a few more years to play. My husband is supporting me in that direction, my family as well. My team says I’m still good enough to go there and compete, so I’m not thinking about retirement yet. I just want to enjoy and give my best because I know there is another chance.”

Sep 1, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Simona Halep of Romania hits to Kristina Kucova of Slovakia (not pictured) on day three of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Coming to tennis, Halep began last season by reaching the quarterfinal of the Australian Open. After that, she skipped the French Open and the Wimbledon Championships due to injury. However, she came back to compete in the US Open and came as far as the fourth round.

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Nonetheless, this is a new season and there has been a lot of good news for the Romanian player as she got married towards the end of last season. We wish her all the best for the 2022 season and it will be interesting to see how she performs in Melbourne this season.

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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