One of the most incredible Grand Slam performances came at Roland Garros a couple of years ago.
Simona Halep having been a finalist on two occasions in Paris and earlier on in the year in Melbourne in 2018 turned up with questions asked of her and she answered them with a phenomenal fortnight of incredible performances!
incredible performances have been a theme for Simona Halep since lockdown, ever before locking the former number one won in Dubai and has since added clay court titles in Prague and Rome to her collection turning up to Paris on a 14 match win streak and three consecutive titles to her name.
Simona just looks in good form right now, she timed her comeback perfectly to what events she played and where he priorities lay with returning to tennis. Halep opted out of Palermo and it always looked unlikely she would head to New York but after a few weeks on the European clay and finally getting her hands on the title in Rome the Romanian looks favourite for another title in Paris.
The run in 2018 was beautiful to watch, the mental strength Halep showed throughout her title win was phenomenal defeating Mertens, Muguruza, Kerber from a set down and in the final a set and a break down against Sloane Stephens but really hitting through the ball magnificently well to win her first major.
Will it be another celebratory week for Simona Halep?
Defending champion Ash Barty won’t be there, US Open champion Naomi Osaka won’t be there due to injury and neither will be Bianca Andreescu.
I do think even if they were here that Halep is in very good form right now, having Darren back as well in Rome and Paris has just brought more smiles to a happy camp and Simona will take some stopping.
Looking through the draw there could be some tricky opponents. Anisimova beat Halep here last year and could meet in round three, Vondrousova in round four is not an easy ask early on and a problem could be the intensity drop which we saw in the Rome semi-final against Muguruza but it always felt like she had control.