You deserve it - tennis world congratulates French Open champion Halep
Simona Halep's grand slam breakthrough was met with an outpouring of congratulations from her peers on social media.
World number one Halep triumphed in a major final at the fourth attempt by coming from behind to beat Sloane Stephens 3-6 6-4 6-1 and claim the French Open title on Saturday.
Rivals Karolina Pliskova, Petra Kvitova and Daria Kasatkina were among those to toast the Romanian's long-awaited success, while Boris Becker and Kevin Anderson also commended her triumph.
Here is the pick of the tributes paid to the latest slam champion on the WTA Tour.
Congrats Simona Well deserved, great job!— Karolina Pliskova (@KaPliskova) June 9, 2018
@Simona_Halep congratulations- patience brings roses as my grandmother used to say. And a lot of talent and work wins Roland Garros:)— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) June 9, 2018
Simonaaaaa! You did it. So happy for you. Enjoy every second. You deserve this moment so much #RG18— Petra Kvitova (@Petra_Kvitova) June 9, 2018
So thoroughly deserved! @Simona_Halep— Johanna Konta (@JohannaKonta) June 9, 2018
It’s all about patience and ward work. Huge congrats to @Simona_Halep Big champ— Daria Kasatkina (@DKasatkina) June 9, 2018
SI MO NA— Daria Gavrilova (@Daria_gav) June 9, 2018
CONGRATULATIONS, Simona - is what I‘m trying to say and thank you for teaching us all.— Andrea Petkovic (@andreapetkovic) June 9, 2018
Good for you @simona_halep— Mardy Fish (@MardyFish) June 9, 2018