Romanian tennis player Simona Halep shared her expectations from the Indian Wells tournament.
“Now I’m not looking for anyone. I just relax. I don’t know what will happen next, but now I don’t conduct negotiations with anyone. Of course, I don’t have enough voice, I don’t have enough advice. I miss the fact that there’s always someone nearby, who can tell. But otherwise nothing has changed. I am a professional and I try to do what is necessary, even if I do not have a coach.
But I will tell a funny story: in Dubai, before the match with Tsurenko, I was very tired. At night, I didn’t sleep very well, I woke up at 8 in the morning and was completely broken. As a result, I rearranged the alarm clock and wrote to the team that we would meet at 10:30 for breakfast. I slept for two more hours, dressed for the match, had breakfast and went straight to the court. If I had a trainer, it would be impossible. Then I told the guys that sometimes it’s even better without a coach.
I felt good even at the beginning of the season, but it seemed to me that I did not have enough match practice before the big tournaments. I still have the feeling that I need more official matches, but I feel good. I know that the game is in place, and I am confident in myself. And when there is confidence, then everything in life is calm. I am healthy and self-confident, because I played Dubai and Doha well. So I’m happy with everything, “Halep quotes the press service of the Tour.