Simona Halep career statistics. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to navigation Jump to search. Career finals. Discipline. Type.  1 Grand Slam tournament finals. 1.1 Singles: 4 (1 title, 3 runner-ups). 2 Other significant finals. 2.1 WTA Tour Championships finals. 2.1.1 Singles: 1 (1 runner-up). 2.2 WTA Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 finals. 2.2.1 Singles: 15 (7 titles, 8 runner-ups). 2.2.2 Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up). 3 WTA career finals. 3.1 Singles: 34 (18 titles, 16 runners-up). 3.2 Doubles: 2 (1 title, 1 runner-up).

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Simona Halep has won her first Grand Slam title at the 2018 French Open. AFP. "It's always hard playing someone from your country and such a good friend," Stephens said, "so I was really pleased to be able to get through that and play some good tennis." The 10th-seeded Stephens' opponent in Saturday's final will be Simona Halep, who emphatically ended the impressive French Open run of 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza by defeating her 6-1, 6-4. Halep, who assured herself of retaining the No 1 ranking with the victory, earned a fourth chance to win her first majo  Stephens enters Saturday's French Open final against No 1 Halep with a 6-0 record in tournament title matches. "I'm pretty calm on the court all the time, I'd say. I don't get too up, too down," Stephens said. "I think that it has helped me." Halep, meanwhile, is 0-3 with a Grand Slam trophy at stake.

Simona Halep has learned from previous near misses in Grand Slam finals and will secure her first major title when she faces Sloane Stephens in the French Open final, says Barry Cowan. The Romanian reached her fourth showpiece encounter - third at Roland Garros - with an impressive straight-sets victory against former champion Garbine Muguruza on Thursday . The world No 1 will retain her status at the summit of the game whatever the result against Sloane Stephens, who harbours ambition of a second Grand Slam success inside a year after her triumph at the US Open. Did you know Simona Halep w

Simona Halep had lost all three of her previous major finals, including two at Roland Garros, but staged a thrilling comeback vs Sloane Stephens in the French Open 2018 summit clash to win after two hours and three minutes.  Simona Halep, who is number one in the WTA rankings, clinched her maiden Grand Slam title by beating 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens in the French Open final in Paris on Saturday. Halep came back from a set down to beat Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 to end her poor run in Grand Slam tournaments and justify her status as world number one. “I tried to not do the same thing as last year. It’s a dream and it’s so special to do it here in Paris,” she said. “When I was down a break in the second set I just tried to relax and enjoy the match.” READ | Ruthless Rafael Nadal crushes Del Potro to reach Fr

Halep added Grand Slam trophy No. 1 to her No. 1 ranking, coming back from a set and a break down to beat Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 and win the championship at Roland Garros in a match made up of long points and key momentum swings. "That's the most important thing — that I stay there focused," said Halep, the first Romanian to collect a major title since her manager, Virginia Ruzici, at the 1978 French Open. "I believed. And I never gave up."  She could have been speaking about her career. Halep lost two previous finals at Roland Garros — against Maria Sharapova in 2014, then Jelena Ostapenko in 2017 despite leading by a set and 3-0 in the second. Her third runner-up finish came against Caroline Wozniacki at the Australian Open in January. "Been kicked in the stomach a couple of times when she's had chances," said Halep's coach, Darren Cahill.

Paris: Simona Halep fought back from a set and a break down to finally claim her first Grand Slam title by beating Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a gruelling French Open final on Saturday. The world number one had lost all three of her previous major finals, including two at Roland Garros, but staged a thrilling comeback to win after two hours and three minutes. "In the last game I felt like I could not breathe anymore", said Halep. It was the perfect way for the Romanian to banish the demons of her painful final defeat by Jelena Ostapenko 12 months ago, when she blew a lead of a s

Simona Halep’s coach believes the world No 1 can now cut loose after showing new maturity to beat Sloane Stephens at the French Open for her first major title.  When Halep was edged out by Caroline Wozniacki in the final of the Australian Open this year, her third loss in three grand slam finals, the thought must have crossed the Romanian’s mind that maybe she was destined never to experience grand slam glory. Not a bit of it. On the stage where she won the junior title a decade ago, Halep found the inner resolve and resilience to overcome the American Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. The world No 1 is a grand slam champion at last.

Halep secured her first Grand Slam ( Getty Images ). Like so many of the other major prizes in women’s tennis the French Open has been dominated in recent times by the big hitters, but Simona Halep proved here on Saturday that there is still room in the modern game for a player whose greatest strength is her athleticism. Putting aside the disappointment of defeat in all three of her previous appearances in Grand Slam finals, including two on this court, the 26-year-old Romanian beat Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. Twelve months after losing in the final to Jelena Ostapenko after leading by a se

Halep added Grand Slam trophy No 1 to her world No 1 ranking, coming back from a set and a break down to beat Sloane Stephens 3-6 6-4 6-1 on Saturday (NZT Sunday) and win the French Open championship in a match made up of lengthy points and key momentum swings. Clive brunskill/ getty images. Sloane Stephens and Simona Halep at the trophy presentation at Roland Garros. "When I was down a break in the second set," Halep told the crowd afterwards, "I thought, 'Everything is gone.  Sloane Stephens of the US battled Romania's Simona Halep at the French Open final. Those traits lent themselves to engaging exchanges of 10 strokes, 20 strokes or more, sometimes interrupted by spectators who would gasp or begin to clap, thinking that a point was over when it still was not. The players were not trading looping shots, mind you, meant merely to keep the ball between the lines.

A first-ever Grand Slam final defeat in straight sets for Halep looked likely as soon as Stephens claimed the first game of the second set on her fourth break point. The Romanian knows better than anyone how Grand Slam finals can turn though after her 2017 heartbreak against Ostapenko, and she broke back to love to the delight of the crowd. Suddenly Halep had won 12 of 13 points and snatched the momentum, and she made it four games on the spin as Stephens dumped consecutive forehands into the net. Stephens briefly looked out on her feet, but raised her game by shortening the points to break st  She won her first Grand Slam by beating Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1. The world number one had lost all three of her previous major finals. Related Articles.

Simona Halep says she will "stay chilled" in Saturday's French Open final against Sloane Stephens after defeats in her previous three Grand Slam finals.  French Open women's final. Venue: Roland Garros, Paris Dates: Saturday, 9 June Time: 14:00 BST. Coverage: Live radio and text commentaries on BBC Radio 5 live, the BBC Sport website and app. World number one Simona Halep says she will "stay chilled" in Saturday's French Open final as she attempts to vanquish memories of defeat in her previous three Grand Slam finals. The Romanian, who was runner-up in Paris in 2014 and 2017 and at the Australian Open in January, will play American Sloane Stephens.

Nine years after her first Grand Slam final defeat, and 17 months after she was ranked 74th, the Dane was overcome. "I dreamt of this moment for so many years, and to be here today is a dream come true," said Wozniacki. The victory means the 27-year-old will replace Halep as number one in the world rankings on Monday. Twice a runner-up at the US Open, Wozniacki becomes the first Dane to win a Grand Slam singles title.  Wozniacki grabs Grand Slam opportunity. The humidity got to both players with Halep struggling in the second set. The final might have been begun at 19:30 local time but conditions were brutal, with the temperature above 30C until well into the night and the humidity oppressive. Both women had endured testing paths to the final, saving match points along the way, and at times looked on the point of exhaustion in a gripping final set.

But Simona Halep showed hints of a turnaround in the final stages of that set and turned the tables in the next one. The final set was the Romanian’s completely with Stephens losing her way towards the end. Halep has thus finally won her first Grand Slam title after coming second on three occassions. She is the first Romanian to do so since her mentor Virginia Ruzici won Roland Garros in 1978. Live Blog. French Open final highlights: Simona Halep vs Sloane Stephens. 21:11 (IST) 09 Jun 2018. Comments. Stephens: Not the trophy I wanted but it’s still beautiful, congratulations on your first slam, it looks good on you. No one else I’d rather lose to than the No1 in the world.

Simona Halep fought back from a set and a break down to finally claim her first Grand Slam title by beating Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in a gruelling French Open final on Saturday. | TNN | Jun 9, 2018, 20:53 IST. Highlights. Halep became the second Romanian woman to win a Grand Slam singles trophy after Virginia Ruzici. This was Halep's fourth major final and has lost all three in the past, including two at Roland Garros. Halep also was the runner-up at the Australian Open this January. Simona Halep. (Reuters Photo). PARIS: Her serve raced through the early-evening air. The response wa

Simona Halep is the world's top-ranked player, but there's one thing missing from her resume: a Grand Slam title.  The four Slams have always represented the tentpoles of tennis, a quartet of tournaments that jut out and jut up, rising above the other events on the calendar and anchoring the sport. But more so than ever, players make their reputations—and income—at the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open.

Halep defeated two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova, world No. 4 Agnieszka Radwańska,[53] and two-time tournament champion and former world No. 1 Jelena Janković (saving two match points) to reach the semifinals,[54] where she was defeated soundly by eventual champion Serena Williams in straight sets.[55] She later said that "What changed was that I allowed myself to be.  Halep won her first ever WTA Finals match, beating fellow Finals debutante Eugenie Bouchard in straight sets. On 22 October 2014, Halep stunned two-time defending champion Serena Williams.

Simona Halep won her first Grand Slam title at the French Open, calling it amazing and shares that it meant a lot to her for this to happen in Paris.  Simona Halep won her first Grand Slam title at the French Open, calling it amazing and shares that it meant a lot to her for this to happen in Paris. Tennis. Interview.

Simona Halep's setback in the Australian Open final only reminded her that she has the game that will eventually lead her to a Grand Slam championship. By the numbers: 43rd Grand Slam's the charm for Wozniacki. From the fourth-most attempts to win a Grand Slam title to the most taken to win in Melbourne, here are some of the notable numbers from Caroline Wozniacki's Australian Open win. 2 Related. One of the first things she did as a champion was apologize to top-seeded Simona Halep following her 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4 win in the Australian Open final Saturday night.  In Halep's case, she was the first player who had saved match points in multiple matches to reach the final. She saved triple match point and rallied in the third set to beat Lauren Davis 15-13 in the third set of her third-round match and needed to save match points in her semifinal against Angelique Kerber .

MAMMA MIA – Caroline Wozniacki has finally won a Grand Slam title. The female lead from the ABBA musical sang “The Winner Takes It All” before the match. AFP or licensors.  Caroline Wozniacki overjoyed at Aussie Open win as Simona Halep rues losing another slam final. The pair had to fight not only each other but also stifling conditions which meant the Extreme Heat Policy came into play for the second time in a hot and humid Melbourne day. Halep had already played two marathon matches in her run to the final and received treatment midway through the second set before recovering sufficiently to level the match. Then Wozniacki took a medical timeout after the Romanian had moved 4-3 ahead with a break in the see-sawing decider. EPA. 17. Wozniacki was teary and emot

Image: Simona Halep is eyeing more Grand Slam finals in the future. Reigning WTA Finals champion Wozniacki took a medical time-out due to a problem with her left knee, but she returned to level up at 4-4 before holding serve. The Dane brought up championship point following a long rally, showcasing her defensive and offensive skills, before collapsing to the court when Halep netted her backhand after two hours and 49 minutes of captivating action. Halep, speaking on the court after the match, said: "I want to congratulate Caroline, it's unbelievable. "It's been a great tour

Simona Halep wins her first ever Grand Slam title in her fourth final with win in three sets at French Open final. Sloane Stephens took the first set 6-3 after breaking Simona Halep's serve early on in the match. Halep clawed her way back into the match after winning the second set 6-4 following a series of breaks. The Romanian then turned up the heat as she ran into a 5-0 lead in the third set before finally winning it 6-1.

Simona Halep continued her relentless climb up the ladder of women’s tennis with a convincing performance against Andrea Petkovic to reach the first grand slam final of her career with a 6-2, 7-6(4) victory. The 89 minute straight sets win means Halep has become the first woman since Justine Henin in 2007 to reach the final without losing a set. In the finals, the Romanian will take on Maria Sharapova, who has fought back from a set down in her last three matches. Halep is the highest remaining seed in the tournament, but having never made it past the quarters of a grand slam before this week,

Pierre René-Worms, FRANCE 24 | Romania's Simona Halep finally broke her Grand Slam duck at Roland Garros on Saturday. Text by: Benjamin DODMAN. Follow. World number one Simona Halep fought back from a set and a break down to defeat Sloane Stephens in a thrilling French Open final and finally end her quest for that elusive maiden Grand Slam title. ADVERTISING. Read more. The favourite, Halep was playing in her third final at the French Open after twice falling short against Maria Sharapova in 2014 and Jelena Ostapenko last year. She looked to be on the verge of stumbling at the last hurdle

Simona Halep - Sloane Stephens, 2018 final: highlights. Saturday 9 June 2018. Simona Halep recovered from a set and a break down to overcome Sloane Stephens for her first major title. See all news. Discover the Roland-Garros Official app.

Simona Halep ended her long and painful wait for a first Grand Slam title as she beat Sloane Stephens in the final of the French Open. The world No. 1 – a runner-up at Roland Garros in 2017 – had lost three major finals heading into this meeting with the US Open champion and it looked as if she was on her way to a fourth heartbreaking defeat. Stephens – who had never lost a professional final at any level – began the match in brilliant fashion and led by a set and a break, with Halep on the brink, but the plucky Romanian fought her way back into the contest. And after two previous losses in th

Simona Halep. Node tabs. Overview.  2014 - First Top 10 season (finishing No.3); won two WTA titles at Doha (d. Kerber in final) and Bucharest (d. Vinci in final); runner-up three times at Madrid (l. to Sharapova in final), Roland Garros (first Grand Slam final; l. to Sharapova) and WTA Finals (d. S.Williams in RR to become first Romanian in WTA history to beat a World. No.1; l. to S.Williams in final); SF twice at Indian Wells (l. to A.Radwanska) and Wimbledon (l. to Bouchard); QF three times at Australian Open (l. to Cibulkova), Cincinnati and Beijing; reached 3r twice (incl. US Open) and 2r four times; fell 1r three times; ha

Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki are fighting for their first slam title to cement their status as No. 1 at the Australian Open final.  There are so many similarities between Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep. They’ve both retained the top spot in women’s tennis without winning a slam title. They’ve made it to two finals of the same tournament — the French Open for Halep, as recent as last year, and the U.S. Open for Woz — with the Australian Open final serving as their third. But only one will walk away from Saturday’s match with the No. 1 ranking and a historic first grand slam title, while the other will live with a hat-trick of disappointment. The win for the potential victor will feel like Sergio Garcia’s awesome moment

PARIS — Simona Halep emphatically ended the impressive French Open run of 2016 champion Garbine Muguruza with a 6-1, 6-4 victory in the semifinals on Thursday. Now Halep gets a fourth chance to win her first Grand Slam title. Halep assured herself of retaining the No. 1 ranking and reached her third final at Roland Garros. She lost both of the previous ones in three sets, to Maria Sharapova in 2014 and to Jelena Ostapenko in 2017. “I will try my best,” Halep told the crowd at Court Phillipe Chatrier, “and hopefully I will be better than last year.” The Romanian also came up one victory shy of

Simona Halep wins her maiden Grand Slam trophy. Through the thick and thin, Simona Halep came out on top at the end of the day as the Romanian topped American Sloane Stephens to win her maiden grand slam trophy- The French Open. It has been coming and the 26-year old's determination and will have finally paid off as she lifts her first grand slam. After three losses in major finals, maybe Halep was trying to convince herself as much as anyone else she actually could do it.  Halep added Grand Slam trophy No. 1 to her No. 1 ranking, coming back from a set and a break down to beat Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 Saturday and win the French Open championship in a match made up of lengthy points and key momentum swings. "When I was down a break in the second set," Halep told the crowd afterward, "I thought, 'Everything is gone. I'm going to start to relax and enjoy the match.'"

Top-ranked Simona Halep is reluctant to talk about her first Grand Slam tournament title chase and says she is focused on her opening match at Roland Garros. "It's not that difficult to do that (stay focused). Every match is going to be very tough. It's a Grand Slam. Everyone is at the highest level here," said the women's singles world No. 1 at a press conference here on Friday, reported Xinhua news agency.  Halep let the French Open title slip away to Latvian underdog Jelena Ostapenko last year despite a 6-4, 3-0 lead in the final. Coming into the tournament again this year, Halep admitted that she has more pressure of defending points, while feeling more confident at the same time after seeing a great result last year. She won two previous head-to-head matches with her first round opponent Alison Riske of the US. "She is a fighter, so she will not give up at all.

Romanian Simona Halep won the first Grand Slam of her career, beating American Sloane Stephens at the French Open Saturday in Paris.  "It's my favorite Grand Slam. I always said that if I am going to win one, I want it to be here. It's real now." Stephens spoke about Halep's rally after the first set. "She raised her game," Stephens said. "She raised her level. There is not much you can really do about that. I competed the best that I could and the better player won the match today." Stephens, 25, won the 2017 U.S. Open for her first career Grand Slam. Halep, 26, recently lost to Caroline Wozniacki in the 2018 Australian Open, her first time appearing in a Grand Slam final before

World No.1 Simona Halep is hoping a strong run in the Italian Open will help conqueror her ultimate goal at the second grand slam of the season. The French Open will get underway on May 27th with the Romanian currently on course to be the top seed in the event. Halep is already a two-time runner-up at Roland Garros after falling just short in 2014 and 2017. She was also denied the Australian Open title in January by Caroline Wozniacki. Halep’s preparations for the clay court major hit a blip earlier in the week at the Madrid Open. Facing Karolina Pliskova in the quarter-finals, she went out in

After losing a tumultuous three hour final to Maria Sharapova at Roland Garros, Simona Halep went to her chair, put her head in her towel and cried. Like so many who have lost their first Grand Slam final, Halep was overwhelmed by the realisation that a once in a lifetime opportunity may have just gone begging. But by the time she reached the interview room, the initial raw emotion had begun to fade, to be replaced by a sense of perspective at what has been a remarkable twelve months. At the 2013 French Open, Halep was seen as a dangerous floater, the kind of player who would leave the seeds a

Simona Halep could still find the positives despite the heartbreak of losing a third grand slam final. SIMONA Halep is refusing to give up on her grand slam dream despite losing another final. See what the Romanian had to say after her amazing fighting effort against Caroline Wozniacki. Lauren Wood. Herald SunJanuary 27, 201811:28pm. Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep played a stunning women’s final. Picture: Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images. THERE were tears for Simona Halep, but she can still smile in the face of her Australian Open defeat. The Romanian has succumbed the world No. 1 ranking

Simona Halep beat Garbine Muguruza to secure her world number one spot and a place in the French Open final against Sloane Stephens. American Sloane Stephens, the 10th seed, now stands between Halep and a first grand slam title - with Sky Bat making Halep the 4/9 favourite for the title with Stephens at 7/4. It will be the 26-year-old Romanian's fourth appearance in a major final, having also lost to Caroline Wozniacki in Australia in January. Halep feels better equipped to finally break her duck in Paris. She said: "I have more experience now. "I feel calm. I feel that I have t

Simona Halep defeated American Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the women's final at the French Open on Saturday to claim her maiden major honor. Halep becomes the first Romanian Grand Slam winner in 40 years. Simona Halep described her French Open final victory as a "dream come true." She finally won a Grand Slam title after losing her three previous finals. "It's very emotional. I've been waiting for this moment since I was 14," she told the crowd after lifting the trophy up in the air, then kissing it. "I wish to play another final here because this c

Simona Halep was close to tears on Saturday after ending a long wait for herself and an even longer one for Romania by winning the French Open. The world number one, who had a reputation for collapsing when it mattered after losing three Grand Slam finals including two in Paris, finally put her hands on a major title after showing great determination to tame American Sloane Stephens 3-6 6-4 6-1 in the title match at Roland Garros. The emotion: Simona Halep after match point. Credit:AP. "It's very emotional. I've been waiting for this moment since I was 14," she told the cro

Simona Halep, with two Grand Slam final appearances, both at the French Open, is edging ever closer to that elusive Major title missing in her locker.  Romania’s Simona Halep, currently ranked as the top female tennis player in the world, enjoyed a highly satisfying career milestone in 2017. Halep, as a result of Garbine Muguruza’s loss at the China Open, clinched the World No.1 ranking for the first time in her professional tennis career, thereby becoming the seventh player to reach that landmark without winning a Grand Slam title. But, perhaps, the only blemish is that Halep’s personal trophy return this year is not a testament to her ranking status. Her sole title win in 2017 was her triumph at the Mutua Madrid Open. But in reaching a seco

Simona Halep will attempt to win her first Grand Slam final at the fourth attempt when she plays Sloane Stephens in the French Open decider at Roland Garros. Falling short in three finals, the most recent two of which she was favourite for, has rather unfairly seen the winner of 16 WTA Tour events branded as lacking in the requisite bottle. Yet, upon closer examination, it could just as easily be argued that the Romanian has had the misfortune to face players she finds particularly hard to play against in two of the deciders. Halep didn’t have a positive head-to-head with any of her Grand Slam

World number one Simona Halep came from a set down to beat Angelique Kerber 6-7 (2-7) 6-3 6-2 to book into the French Open semi-finals. The two-time runner-up at Roland Garros recovered from a. News. Simona Halep crushes Elise Mertens to reach French Open quarter-finals.  Caroline Wozniacki on her first Grand Slam title by defeating Simona Halep 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 6-4 in a classic Australian Open final. The Dane became the first player from her country to win a major. News. Caroline Wozniacki defeats Simona Halep in three-set Australian Open final classic.

Romania’s Simona Halep beat Sloane Stephens in the 2018 French Open final. (Reuters). For the first time in a young career filled with both success and heartbreak, Simona Halep is a Grand Slam champion. The 26-year-old world No. 1 defeated American Sloane Stephens in a wild French Open final on Saturday to claim that elusive first major title at the fourth attempt. Moments after the match-winning point, she covered her face with her hands in a combination of disbelief and relief. Scroll to continue with content.

PARIS — Simona Halep kept telling everybody who would listen: She was a different player. She was stronger mentally. She wanted so much to finally win a Grand Slam title and was sure that, one day, she would. After three losses in major finals, maybe Halep was trying to convince herself as much as anyone else she actually could do it. Either way, she was right. Advertisement. Romania's Simona Halep celebrates the biggest victory of her career. (Alessandra Tarantino / AP).  Halep added Grand Slam trophy No. 1 to her No. 1 ranking, coming back from a set and a break down to beat Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1 Saturday and win the French Open championship in a match made up of lengthy points and key momentum swings. "When I was down a break in the second set," Halep told the crowd afterward, "I thought, 'Everything is gone. I'm going to start to relax and enjoy the match.'"

After losing the first set to Sloane Stephens, Simona Halep came back to win the next two sets 6-4 and 6-1 to win her first French Open and Grand Slam. The moment @Simona_Halep became Roland-Garros champion!#RG18 pic.twitter.com/S1dDoOhwpp. — Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) June 9, 2018. The Top-seeded Halep reached the finals by defeating 2016 French Open champion Garbine Muguruza in straight sets to earn her way to her second straight final in Paris. Halep was the French Open runner-up both in 2014 and 2017. Halep celebrated the match by climbing up into the stands to celebrate with her team.

SIMONA HALEP was so desperate to end her Grand Slam drought she could barely breathe as she served for the French Open. Published 10th June 2018. GETTY. French Open: Simona Halep ended her Grand Slam drought. History repeated itself at Roland Garros but this time the world's number one player came out on the right side.  So when, 12 months on, Halep found herself a set and a break down to Sloane Stephens and staring at a fourth grand slam final defeat, she decided to do something about it. Around an hour later Stephens flopped a service return into the net, Halep dropped her racket to the floor and covered her face with her hands in disbelief at completing a memorable 3-6 6-4 6-1 victory. After climbing up the stands, Pat Cash-style, to hug her Australian coach Darren Cahill, the 26-year-old Romanian said: "Honestly, I can't believe it." GETTY.

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