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"I will have to enjoy next week. It will be tough; I'm a little bit tired, but
it's the US Open," Halep said rather matter-of-factly.
Having won her first three titles in smaller venues, a win in New Haven marks a
shift for Halep, who was called up to the ESPN booth after her win and now will
be one to watch during the fortnight in New York.
"I was speaking a lot and everybody was congratulating me. It was nice, and I
hope to have more of these things,” the New Haven champion declared.
It was clear that everything felt very new to the young Romanian. For many, the
sudden increase in pressure has led to the collapse of many an up-and-comer. But
the difference between those players and Halep came across in her post-match
"On TV, I'm more nervous. On court, I feel very natural,” said Halep with a laugh
when asked about her comfort in front of the camera.
Her apparent ability to maintain perspective helped her to win the biggest title
of her career. This trait will continue to serve her well coming into the "crazy
city" of New York.