Re: Simona Halep (Romānia)
About Simona's mentality. She is one of those players who can really go to the limits of her body putting up an epic fight out there, as long as she believes that she still has a chance to win.
At the end of today's match she new what chance she wasted and gave up, demoralized in a way. She had a sarcastic laugh on a successful volley of hers a couple of points before as if she was saying: 'Nailing the difficult shots, but missing the sitters.'
At the start of this year Tankmona would only be bothered to play one set (which she would lose in most cases) just to give up and receive bakery products in some pathetic manner. Against Vinci in Paris, she really didn't try at all in the end, that was shocking to me, not today's performance.