New York, Aug 25: World No.1 Simona Halep from Romania said that she feels no pressure for the US Open, which starts next Monday.
I dont feel the pressure. Honestly, I dont feel it. I feel its a big chance to get some points. Its a big chance to make a dream that Im able to win one more big tournament, said Halep in a pre-tournament press conference on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency.
It doesnt mean its going to happen. Im just taking this tournament as important and Im relaxed.
Halep will face a tough draw at the US Open, and she will meet Kaia Kanepi of Estonia in the opening round.
You want to know my reaction when I heard? Thats tough. Its very tough, very tough draw for sure. Its going to be a big challenge. Last year I lost in the first round, so it cannot be worse than that, Halep said.
I feel confident. I feel that I have the game to win against Kaia, but shes very dangerous. I just want to get ready for that match and put everything I have into that, she added.
According to the Romanian, this years US Open is very open. She said: Definitely everyone from top 10 can win this tournament. Every match is a tough one. I dont feel that myself is up and all the others are somewhere down. Everybody is even, and I try to win my matches when I step on the court.