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‘He Understands All My Moods’ – Simona Halep Says Her Husband Played a Pioneer Role in Her Tennis Resurgence

Published 05/02/2022, 9:35 AM EDT

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Last year, in September Romanian tennis star Simona Halep, tied the knot with Macedonian businessman Toni Luruc. Even after her marriage, Simona is still playing full-time on the tour. According to the former World No.1, her husband constantly pushes her to play well. In a recent interview with Tennis Majors, she talked about the role her husband played while she was going through a bad patch this year. 

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Indeed, Simona didn’t have a great start in 2022. Also, she couldn’t end the last season, due to some injury problems. Currently, she’s playing at the Madrid Open, as she’s trying to get her form back. Meanwhile, she appointed Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams’ former coach, as her permanent coach. 

In that interview, Simona also revealed that her husband was one of the people who encouraged her to train at the Mouratoglou Academy in France. When the interviewer asked her about a certain change after marriage, Simona said, “No, it didn’t because my husband is supporting me in this. Actually, he pushed me also to come here and to make this big step because, for me, it’s huge. It changed everything in my life to leave home and to stay here weeks in a row to practice. But I don’t feel it heavy, so, it’s super good.”


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Speaking about her personal life, the Romanian said, “I’m happy in my personal life since I met him. He’s the perfect match, actually for my personality. He’s little bit older than me and he understands all my moods because tennis players, in general, have moods. It’s easy, he’s coming here in the weekends, I can see him, he has some work home. So yeah, the time is perfect together and he helps me to push myself to play tennis.”


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Previously, Simona also revealed that her husband likes to put her trophies in a room. Which looks kind of like a museum. 

Simona will play Coco Gauff at the Madrid Open


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2-time Grand Slam champion, Simona is currently playing at the Madrid Open, as she reached the round of 16. In the previous rounds, she decimated all her opponents, particularly her win against the no.2 seed Paula Badosa was pretty impressive. In her next match, she will play against the 18-year-old tennis star from America, Coco Gauff. 

Even though she gained a lot of confidence after eating Badosa, this match will not be an easy one.


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However, after seeing Simona’s performance in the last few matches, it will be tough to beat her at the moment. 

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Debkinkar Maity


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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.
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Deepakshi Chaudhary