"She looks happier on the court" - Navratilova on Halep
Simona Halep arrived in Paris in good spirits after some encouraging performances on the clay lately and Navratilova believes she can be dangerous in Paris.
After an injury-filled 2021 season, the 30-year-old Halep has rebounded nicely. She won the Melbourne 250 event, got to the fourth round of the Australian Open and the semifinals of Dubai and Indian Wells. Halep seems energized after bringing on Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams’ longtime coach, in April.
“She looks happier on the court and is playing some good tennis. She’ll get a shot of confidence playing in Paris because she’s won it before, and clay is her best surface. With Mouratoglou coaching her, she’s getting some fresh looks and, a lot of times, players play better with a new coach because they want to show them what they can do. And they’re getting new information.”