Snooker loopy Wimbledon finalist Simona Halep reveals she follows three-time world champion Mark Selby on Twitter
London (AFP) - Simona Halep became the first Romanian woman to reach the Wimbledon final on Friday but then found herself answering questions – about snooker.
The 27-year-old, who eased past Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-3 to reach her fifth Slam final, has 288,000 followers on Twitter.
However, she only follows two – former coach Darren Cahill and three-time snooker champion Mark Selby.
“I have no idea how you play snooker. But I appreciate him,” said Halep.
“He’s been in Romania a few times. I met him. Also I have a snooker ball signed from him. That’s why I follow him.”
Englishman Selby won the world snooker title in 2014, 2016 and 2017.