When you're the first Grand Slam winner from your country in 40 years, you deserve a queen's welcome home. 

Simona Halep spoke, and danced, in front of thousands of fans in packed stadium after winning the French Open on Saturday over Sloane Stephens. She's the second-ever women's major champion from Romanian after Virginia Ruzici won the French Open in 1978. 

The crowd erupted often during Halep's speech, showing off the Romanian's popularity in her home country and beyond. Even though she is speaking in her native language, the sentiment is pretty obvious. If you need more proof, here's her name being chanted at a concert.  

The world No. 1 was comfortably enough on stage to dance to a rendition of Tina Turner's "You're Simply the Best" in front of a big screen showing highlights from her Roland Garros final.

In Paris, Halep was asked about the grass-court season, which is already underway. "Oh, don't ask me that because I'm going to have a big holiday now," she said. "Grass is far."