The Romanian Simona Halep, executioner of the Spanish Sara Sorribes in the first round of the WTA 1000 Madrid, praised the conditions of the competition that takes place in the Caja Mágica, where she has won twice and two other times, including the last one, she was a finalist.
“I am confident. I have played good games here. Whenever I come to Madrid I have confidence because I like the courts and the conditions of the tournament,” said Halep, who defeated local Sara Sorribes 6-0, 7-5.
The Romanian, N ° 3 in the world and former leader of the WTA ranking, praised the Madrid and Rome tournaments, the best for her before the Paris Grand Slam, Roland Garros.
“Madrid and Rome are the best clay tournaments, so I can’t complain. This tournament is on clay, no other circumstances matter. I like the height and it has been seen that I have won many games here. I feel good because I have a extra power when I hit the ball, “said the Romanian, happy after her debut.
“I’m happy. I feel the game and I feel the court. I like to play on clay. Here all the games are difficult. I just want to focus and improve,” explained Simona Halep who is looking for her first title of the year to raise a crop of successes to 23 which include a win at Wimbledon and another at Roland Garros.
“Sara is a very solid player and it is difficult to play against her even on hard court. Now she has more confidence and has done very well in recent months. I think she can reach higher because she has a suitable game to win games against the best. Halep said.