Simona Halep: Nobody is going to touch the level Serena Williams touched

Nobody will reach the level that Serena Williams touched

Former world No. 1 Simona Halep says Serena Williams is ‘the best forever’, adding that ‘no one will reach the level she touched’. Halep, a two-time Grand Slam champion, faced Williams 12 times and the American won 10 of those 12 meetings.

But Halep beat Williams in their biggest meeting after beating the American 6-2, 6-2 in the 2019 Wimbledon final. “It was actually an honor to play so many games against her and to share the dressing room with her.

She has done incredible things in tennis and will always be the best. No one will touch the level they touched,” Halep said of Williams, according to Max Gao.

Halep on how Williams changed tennis

In her prime, Williams was one of the most dominant players in tennis history.

For many years Williams was a dominant force on the tour and some players were literally afraid of being destroyed before taking to the court to play the 23-time Grand Slam champion. “The power, the confidence, the style of play to stay super aggressive, stay close to the baseline and make so many winners.

The serve that was sometimes untouchable. Also the desire, the passion, to win every ball,” explained Halep.

In 2013 Halep reached the semi-finals of Rome as a qualifier.

Then Halep’s great Rome ended after a 6-0-6-0 loss to Williams. Reflecting on that match, Halep said Williams “killed” her on the court. “I remember back in 2013 when I played them in the semifinals in Rome.

she killed me But that year she didn’t lose a match on clay. So she was the only one to dominate tennis for a few years in a row. And I don’t think that will happen again,” Halep recalled.

Williams will retire at this year’s US Open. It remains to be seen if Halep will get one last chance to play against Williams.

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