Simona Halep says she has had an “amazing” year, after securing her first Grand Slam title at the French Open in the summer as well as finishing the year as World No.1 for a second successive time.
Victory over Sloane Stephens to win the Roland Garros title in June came months after she lost out to Caroline Wozniacki in the final of the Australian Open.
“It’s been amazing. There have been many bad moments and many good moments – it was a very emotional year,” the Romanian said. “When I lost the final in Melbourne it was tough to come back stronger but what meant a lot is that I came back stronger and could win my first Grand Slam title.”
Halep also won the Porsche Race to Singapore before having to withdraw from the WTA Finals through injury. “I have to take it like it is,” she added. “Look back and take the positives from this year. I’m number one in the world, so it means a lot to me and gives me confidence to go ahead.”
Watch the full video below, one of a series of 2018 player review videos on wtatennis.com this month.
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