World women tennis number 2 tests positive for COVID-19

World women tennis number 2 tests positive for COVID-19

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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