BUCHAREST: Romania’s presidency and the Orthodox Church awarded Wimbledon tennis champion Simona Halep their highest distinctions on Monday whereas tons of of followers cheered her house after she blitzed U.S. opponent Serena Williams on the weekend.
Halep, 27, grew to become the primary Romanian to win a Wimbledon singles title after gorgeous seven-times champion Serena Williams 6-2 6-2 within the 56-minute match last on Saturday.
“I performed my likelihood. I did the very best I may and that’s why I managed to win,” a beaming Halep informed reporters at Bucharest worldwide airport, clutching her trophy and flowers as followers shouted “Bravo, Simona!”.
“I’ve been staying targeted on my ways … Serena is the very best participant of all occasions.”
It was Halep’s second Grand Slam title following her triumph at Roland Garros in Paris final 12 months.
The presidency awarded her the Star of Romania whereas the church gave her the Patriarchal Cross.
“I all the time make the signal of the cross and consider in God as a result of nothing might be performed with out the assistance of God,” Halep mentioned final 12 months after profitable in Paris.