Simona Halep to enjoy some down time before hard court opener in Montreal
Simona Halep will be seeking maximum rest and decompression after the biggest win of her career.
The New Wimbledon champion has also likely been pre-booked as flag-carrier for Romanian at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with the 27-year-old also awarded the highest civic honour from her nation after a tumultuous welcome home from London’s Grand Slam exploit.
The former WTA No. 1 who moved back to fourth in the world after weekend pounding of Serena Williams in the grass-court final, will have a few weeks to train and recover prior to playing in Montreal as the summer hardcourt season begins for the big names.
The Romanian state awarded Halep the Steaua României distinction after her breakthrough as the first from the nation to win a Wimbledon women’s trophy.
Bucharest media report that Halep quietly made inquiries to officials during her welcome ceremony about possibly carrying the flag at the Games next summer.
An official decision awaits for the player who is now taking aim at an Olympic medal.
Bucharest’s mayor Gabriela Firea revealed plans for a city celebration this week for Halep at the city’s National Arena.
I will rest for several days, enjoy the trophy,” Halep said. “I have a major goal every week, every tournament is important and I always want the maximum.”