WUHAN: Simona Halep said that winning her first Wimbledon title this year meant “everything”, but she was determined to have a better Asian swing than in past years after an emphatic start to her Wuhan campaign on Tuesday (Sep 24).Halep suffered opening-round exits in three of her previous five appearances at the Chinese event - including the last two seasons – but was dominant in a 6-3, 6-2 triumph over Wimbledon semi-finalist Barbora Strycova to reach the last 16.A solid contender for clinching one of the six remaining spots in the WTA Finals in Shenzhen, sixth-ranked Halep also has a shot at finishing the year as world number one for a third consecutive time with a strong finish to the season in Asia.”Very, very tough goals honestly After winning Wimbledon, I was a little bit let’s say more relaxed in results, making big results. But I’m still motivated. I’m working hard,” said the fourth seed, who next faces Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina for a place in the quarter-finals.”For this period I just want to be better because every year I promised myself that I will do the best I can, and I couldn’t for different reasons.”Now I feel healthy, I feel motivated,… Read full this story
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