Simona Halep Madrid Open 2019

‘I don’t feel pressure anymore’, declares Simona Halep ahead of Montreal return

Simona Halep has declared she ‘doesn’t feel pressure anymore’ ahead of her return to action in Montreal.

The Romanian has dropped down to world number 10 after a calf injury in May ruled her out of French Open, Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics.

Halep is excited to return in Toronto, but isn’t putting pressure on herself to deliver her best tennis.

“I am still far from my level. I don’t expect anything big from this tournament. I was home for three months, and I enjoyed the time.”

“I felt like nothing mattered anymore, just to recover from injury. I’m really excited to be here.” Halep said.

The two-time Grand Slam champion is yet to win a title in 2021, however has lifted the winners trophy in Montreal on two occasions.

“I think I like a lot the conditions. I had great matches; I have great memories. Every time I come back here, I feel like home.”

“I like the court; I like the spectators. I can say it’s a good place to come back.” she added

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