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Halep hoping to add to Roland Garos title at Australian Open

IANS  |  Melbourne 

Romania's world number one said on Saturday she is more relaxed as she prepares to challenge for after winning her first Grand Slam of her career last year.

The 27-year-old won having lost in three previous Grand Slam finals, including the 2018 Australian Open, reports news.

"It's a big difference inside myself because I did what I wanted to do," she told a press conference after being asked if she felt any difference ahead of her campaign. "I won a grand slam finally, and now I can say I'm a real number one," Halep expressed.

Halep, who is preparing for the tournament with no after parting ways with trainer Darren Cahill, said she did not want to rush into a new coaching appointment too soon.

"It's tough to change the person I'm working with every day", she said adding: "I wanted to feel that I'm ready to take another challenge, because every time you commit to someone in your team you have to give 100 percent.

Halep will face Estonian in the first round of

Their last meeting in the first round of last year's US Open, ended in a straight sets defeat for the Romanian.



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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 15:28 IST