PARIS, France - The message: never give up. After failing in three previous Grand Slam finals - including two finals in Paris - World No.1 Simona Halep has finally lifted the biggest title of her career at the French Open.
The Romanian's statement win reverberated through the tennis world, and her WTA peers and legends were the first to take to Twitter to congratulate the newly-crowned Grand Slam champion, as well as heap praise on runner-up Sloane Stephens.
The reaction from her WTA ‘family’ clearly meant a lot to Halep, who had this to say during her post-match press conference:
“First I want to say thank you to Petra Kvitova, she wrote me a message. And also Irina Begu. I read and I replied. So they are very nice to me. Petra sent me few messages after I lost last year here and Melbourne at the final. She said, ‘It's gonna come. [You] just have to keep working.’
“It's nice to see the players are happy about my victory and about this trophy. We are like a family here, and it's nice to see that we are happy for each other. It's like positive things all over.”
From a Romanian 'Perfect 10' to WTA legends to some of Halep's fiercest competitors, check out some of the best tweets of the day right here: