Simona Halep remained upbeat on Saturday after absorbing a 6-3, 6-2 loss to Aryna Sabalenka which put the Belarus player into the Stuttgart final against Ash Barty.

Romania’s second seed Halep lost 6-3, 6-2 but remained encouraged after her first clay event of the Roland Garros run-up.

The loser will reward herself with a sweet treat for what she and iconic Aussie coach Darren Cahill consider a job pretty much well done.

“Tomorrow is a new day, tonight I will have a chocolate and I’ll try to relax as much as possible, even if I’m frustrated and a little bit upset about what happened,” the former Roland Garros champion said.

“But I won’t make a drama, I just want to see ahead what I have to do better the next time I play her.”

Halep has already begun burying the loss and is looking ahead to the remainder of the French Open run-up.

“(It’s) only positives I can say. It was a great week, good matches,” the former No. 1 said. 

“Even if I lost I’m still positive, my game looks good, the physical part is really good. 

“Also my mind is good, I’m looking forward to Madrid (from May 2).. I can’t wait to get there and to get used to the courts. It will be different.”

Main photo:- Aryna Sablaenka beat Simona Halep in Stuttgart semi – by


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