World No 2 Simona Halep tests positive for coronavirus

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World No 2 Simona Halep is isolating at home after returning a positive test for the Coronavirus

Simona Halep has confirmed she has tested positive for coronavirus. The world No 2 is isolating at home after developing mild symptoms of the virus, the latest player to test positive.

“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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