23 years old Romania tennis rising star Simona Halep has decided to purchase a new house after returning the home with the trophy of Dubai Tennis Championships. Simona beat Karolina Pliskova to win 2015 Dubai Tennis Championship and received prize money of 456,000 dollars.
Simona Halep said, “For sure tomorrow, I’m going to the mall for a little bit to choose something, but not very big. When I go home, I will look, I think, for a house.”
The 5 foot 6 inches tall Halep follows Justine Henin as Simona believes that she is having same height that Henin had. So she can perform well if play with determination.
“When I was young I knew that I would be a short girl, not very tall. My idol was Justine Henin [who won seven Grand Slams] because we have the same height. So I think we are faster, we are much faster than taller girls,” she added.
Halep added, “We cannot serve like 190 kilometers, so we try to be aggressive, to take the ball very quickly, and to finish the points. I’m trying not to focus on the height of my opponent, just to play my tennis and to open the angles because it’s the most important.”