Sport Halep enjoys first win as grand slam champion

21:56  03 july  2018
21:56  03 july  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Hungry Halep joins forces with Hewitt

  Hungry Halep joins forces with Hewitt World No.1 and Wimbledon top seed Simona Halep is bidding to become women's tennis's first back-to-back grand slam winner since Serena Williams three years ago. Simona Halep has turned to Lleyton Hewitt in her quest to burst from the pack and become the new dominant force in women's tennis with a trend-bucking Wimbledon triumph.Now that she's broken the shackles with long overdue grand slam success in Paris, the world No.1 has arrived at The All England Club facing a different, rather novel challenge: going back-to-back.

Simona Halep will start Wimbledon as a Grand Slam champion for the first time, but the world No 1 insists that Halep won her first Grand Slam earlier this month (Getty). “Now I feel that everybody's more relaxed. It's a little bit crazy in my country. But I enjoy it. I try to manage it as well as I can.”

Simona Halep will start Wimbledon as a Grand Slam champion for the first time, but the world No 1 insists that not much has changed since her triumph three weekends ago at the French Open. Halep won her first Grand Slam earlier this month (Getty). But I enjoy it.

a person hitting a ball with a racket: Wimbledon © REUTERS/Toby Melville Wimbledon Simona Halep, the newest member of the Grand Slam champions' club, silenced a roaring Japanese army of supporters as she demolished Kurumi Nara 6-2 6-4 to reach the second round of Wimbledon on Tuesday.

Playing with a lighter load on her shoulders after winning the French Open title last month, Halep rolled back her arms and let the winners fly off her racket strings.

a woman holding a racket on a court: Wimbledon © REUTERS/Toby Melville Wimbledon The Romanian world number one was broken once in the opening set and also faced two break points at 2-1 up in the second.

A forehand winner and a Nara error allowed Halep to sidestep that pothole and she wrapped up victory when Nara smacked a forehand long.

She will next face China's Zheng Saisai for a place in the third round.

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