2019 champion strides into fourth round with convincing win against Magdalena Frech on No.2 Court.
For a champion who enjoyed the greatest moment of her career at Wimbledon, Simona Halep was due some good fortune at the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
The Romanian, who was unfortunately denied a chance to defend the crown she claimed so memorably against Serena Williams in 2019, is intent on making up for lost time this Fortnight.
Simona Halep marches on 🇷🇴
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The 30-year-old extended her winning streak on the hallowed grass to 10 on Saturday with a decisive 6-4, 6-1 triumph over Poland’s Magdalena Frech.
It has been a welcome return to London for the former world No.1, who missed out on a special visit to Wimbledon as the reigning champion when the pandemic caused its cancellation in 2020.
Last year she was thwarted by an injured calf muscle which forced her to withdraw shortly before the Fortnight, to her great regret.
The 2018 Roland-Garros champion is understandably delighted to be back and is looking forward to the challenge of the second week.
“It is always a pleasure to play at Wimbledon and I have great memories, so I am trying to enjoy each day,” she said.
“It helps a lot that I could win this tournament (in the past). I have confidence.
“But every match is difficult and every opponent is tough. (I am) trying to give my best. That is the only thing I can do.”