Simona Halep Aims to Win Olympic Medal to Fulfill her Tennis Career

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Simona Halep added the second major title in her trophy cabinet after winning the Wimbledon Championships 2019 title, defeating the 23-time grand slam champion, Serena Williams in straight sets 6-2, 6-2 in the finals. The Romanian star revealed that the only thing missing from her collection is an Olympic medal.

Simona Halep became the first Romanian to win the Wimbledon Championships title. The 27-year-old has also won the French Open title in 2018. While other players would be eyeing for a career grand slam at this point, Simona Halep aims to win an Olympic medal for her country. 

Simona Halep

She said in an interview after winning the Wimbledon Championships title, “I said that at the beginning of the year and I still keep it. I want to win any medal in the Olympics to fulfill everything I have done in tennis.” 

Halep suggested that she does not want to miss a chance to play for her country at the Tokyo Olympic 2020. The World no. 4 also revealed that she loves to play for Romania in the Fed Cup. She continued, “It is a chance to play for my country. I have always loved to do that, playing in all the Fed Cup matches.”

Simona Halep

 

Romania was defeated by France in the Fed Cup 2019 semi-finals. Halep expressed her dismay and said, “The disappointment from this year really hurt me, so to play well to get a medal, it would be a dream.”

Simona Halep climbed up the ranking to the no.4 spot in the Women’s Tennis Association leaderboards after the Wimbledon Championships 2019 and the former world no.1 can regain the no. 1 spot.

Simona Halep

However, her eyes are already set on something beyond the no.1 ranking. It was her mother’s dream that Halep plays a Wimbledon final but she went one better to win the title. She has now suggested that there could be more to come.