A huge element of Halep’s threat to the biggest prizes is her astonishing consistency, which has maintained her streak in the Top 10 at 318 weeks and counting
Set for a special 2020
“I always had in my mind that I have to be consistent. I didn't like the way that you win a tournament and then you don't do anything for a few months. I liked to build my power, to build my consistency every week,” claimed the 28-year-old.
“Since I met Darren (Cahill), I thought that we just have to look at the big picture, not just at that week. So I did that pretty well. That's why I could stay so long time in the top.
“I think this makes me more proud than winning titles because if you are able to be there means that you have everything like power, strong mental, physical also, very strong. I think it's a good position and I'm enjoying it.”
Breakfast up at the prestigious Burj Al Arab toasted the title triumph, but soon it will be back to that “big picture.”
On the foundations built in Dubai, Simona is set for a special 2020.