Accused of doping and suspended for four years, Simona Halep is in turmoil. Although she continues to proclaim her innocence, her future in tennis seems clouded for the moment. And it’s not his former rival Serena Williams who will help him. Following the announcement of the news on Tuesday afternoon, the former world number one posted the following tweet: “8 is a better number”.

If the reason for this tweet does not seem obvious at first glance, it was quickly noted by tennis fans. The two players had indeed faced each other in the final at Wimbledon in 2019. The Romanian then won in two sets (6-2, 6-2), thus depriving Serena Williams of her eighth coronation on English turf and the absolute record for the number of Grand Slams. With these elements taken into account, we therefore understand that the American calls into question the legitimacy of Halep’s Wimbledon coronation. Even if 7 is already a very good number.