Am I the only non-Romanian guy in Halep's corner?
No, me too - supporting Simona ferociously from England! I've noticed others too from the UK, Germany, Spain, Greece etc. I think all of us here are still in her corner, it's just a lot of us were shocked by how much
her Sydney performance dropped off from her form of last season. Some rustiness was expected but how could she have been so
bad? I think that's the question many of us were asking and concerned about. Especially, when you see most of the other top players looking reasonably sharp in their first match (and at least able to keep the ball in court
Anyway, I've calmed down a bit and I have more hope now that maybe she just takes a little longer than most to get back into the groove after the off-season. Like you say, with a kind draw for the first couple of rounds at the AO, we could see Simona back to near her best very soon.