On her return to the slopes, the Romanian Simona halep he had to suffer considerably to score a victory against one of those rivals who always complicates his game. The world number 2 debuted today in Prague, won in the tie break of the third set and analyzed all this in a subsequent press appearance in which she reflected the added difficulties after confinement. We review the most interesting of the press conference that has meant the return to the courts of one of the best tennis players in the world.

Surely the analysis should not be of the same degree and perspective as in normal circumstances, bringing out more positive things even if the game is not where it should be. Darren Cahill’s disciple wanted to rescue her fighting ability and the difficulty of adapting to her opponent’s game.

His rivalry with Hercog, always rich and complicated.

“I knew it was going to be difficult. All of our matches were very tough and very long. She knows me quite well, we play in juniors. She changes the pace, plays dropshots, plays you a little softer and then harder … like that. that it was more difficult for me to be within the point (…). And without an audience emotionally it is not easy, but we have to adapt, we live in difficult times, but I also like it “.

The peculiarities of playing after so long.

“I felt tension in my back after the first set, even though it was short and I played well. After the second set, I felt tired. But I knew she was in the same position, so I had to stick to the plan and fight; the fight was me. helped win the match. I just fought, I knew if I had those chances I could win. The level was really high in the first set. I didn’t miss and found the angles really well. I knew where I was hitting, I knew every ball, and I had the touch and the feeling”.