Halep, champion in Melbourne, ended the drought of titles

Simona halep (20th) returned to the triumphal circuit after a year and four months without lifting titles. With a timing perfect, before the first Grand Slam of the season begins, the former world No. 1 defeated Veronika Kudermetova (31st) and won the trophy in the WTA 250 of Melbourne I.

In 2021, he interrupted his streak of at least one title per season since 2013 and, due to injury, dropped out of the Top 10 after 373 consecutive weeks occupying that exclusive lot. But this year, Simona returned to the competition to reverse what the previous period left behind. With a title behind her and with the clear objective of being integrated again into the group of the ten best in the world, the Constanza-born is preparing to face one of the most demanding tournaments on the circuit.

The preview was a success. At Melbourne WTA 250, He was forceful on the court against his rivals of the week. Viktorija golubic (43rd), silver medalist at the Tokyo Olympics, along with Belinda Bencic (23rd), was the only one who showed resistance on the scoreboard, taking away a single set on the way to the title.

In the definition, Halep once again demonstrated her champion power against Veronika Kudermetova (6-2 and 6-3) to finally win his individual trophy No. 23, the first since Rome 2020.