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October 31, 2020

World women tennis number 2 tests positive for COVID-19

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Simona Halep of Romania reacts after a point against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus during their women’s singles quarter-final match at the Adelaide International tennis tournament in Adelaide on January 16, 2020. (Photo by Brenton EDWARDS / AFP) / IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE

World number two Simona Halep has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is recovering well from her mild symptoms.

“Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know that I tested positive for COVID-19,” the 29-year-old Romanian said on Twitter on Saturday.

“I am self-isolating at home and (I) am recovering well from mild symptoms.

“I feel good … we will get through this together.”

The former world number one did not travel to New York for this year’s U.S. Open Grand Slam due to health concerns over the pandemic.

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Halep, who won the French Open in 2018 and is the reigning Wimbledon champion, made the trip to Paris for the claycourt Grand Slam.

But she went down to eventual champion Iga Swiatek in the fourth round at Roland Garros this month.

The Women’s WTA Tour has a tournament scheduled in Austria from Nov. 9 but Halep had said her 2020 season was over following her French Open defeat.

Reuters

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