At the start of the week I wouldn’t have said that Simona Halep was a favourite to win the title but after a few days in Madrid the Romanian was suddenly the only player ranked in the top 20 in the world left in the tournament in the quarter finals and suddenly expectations change.
Pressure was quickly on Halep to win the tournament and to her credit she did and now she must build on it.
I’m a big fan of Halep and I’m pleased she won the title. I believe in you can only play who is in front of you and you can’t win others matches but let’s be honest there is a bit of luck involved!
The title in Madrid is Halep’s second Premier Mandatory after winning Indian Wells last year and these next couple of weeks will be crucial now to build on. For example if…
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