Coach Patrick Mouratoglou reveals that putting too much pressure on herself to do well triggered Simona Halep's panic attack at the French Open. Halep, who captured her first Grand Slam title at the 2018 French Open, was eyeing to win it all again at Roland Garros this year.

In the second round, Halep was up by a set and a break before collapsing and losing in three sets to Qinwen Zheng. Halep was visibly struggling with breathing problems, and after the match revealed that she suffered a panic attack.

Mouratoglou, who has been working with Halep since April, says the Romanian is a hard worker and has been absolutely giving her best since they started collaborating.

Mouratoglou on what triggered Halep's panic attack

"The panic attack in Roland Garros was because she wanted to do too well and it brought too much stress to handle.

But this was the first signal that It was mentally difficult. Then she did well," Mouratoglou told James Gray.

After three semifinals during the grass season, Halep and Mouratoglou finally won a title as a duo in Toronto.

Following Halep's Toronto victory, she was considered among top favorites for the US Open title. But Halep didn't live up to the expectations in New York as she suffered a shock first round defeat to qualifier Daria Snigur.

Now, Halep is set to miss some time and it will take some time before we see the Romanian back in action. On Monday, Halep that she has had a nose surgery. "Hi everyone, as some might already know, I have been struggling for a while with nose problems and it got worse during the summer, especially in Washington.

This problem made it hard to breathe and even worse during the nights as I was going through complete blocked nose. The only way to solve the problem was to undergo a surgery," Halep announced.



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