Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Simona Halep tests positive for coronavirus

In this file photo dated Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, Romania's Simona Halep plays a shot against Poland's Iga Swiatek in the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France.  (AP Photo/Michel Euler, FILE).

In this file photo dated Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, Romania's Simona Halep plays a shot against Poland's Iga Swiatek in the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, FILE).

Simona Halep has confirmed she has tested positive for coronavirus.

The world number two is isolating at home after developing mild symptoms of the virus.

"Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know that I tested positive for COVID-19," Halep wrote on Twitter.

"I am self-isolating at home and am recovering well from mild symptoms. I feel good... we will get through this together."

Halep has not played since an emphatic 6-1, 6-2 defeat to eventual champion Iga Swiatek in the round-of-16 at the French Open.

The 29-year-old, who did not compete at the US Open, won three consecutive Tour titles straddling the break in the season caused by the pandemic.

The rescheduled Linz Open, the only Tour event taking place in November following the cancellation of the WTA Finals in Shenzhen, is due to begin on November 8.

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