Tennis: Halep says does not currently plan to play US Open

Tennis: Halep says does not currently plan to play US Open

WTA Premier 5 - Dubai Tennis Championships
File Photo: WTA Premier 5 - Dubai Tennis Championships - Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 22, 2020 Romania's Simona Halep in action during the final against Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

REUTERS: Simona Halep does not currently plan to play the US Open with the health protocols put in place by the organisers for the Grand Slam due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Romanian women's world number two told Reuters on Wednesday.

"Given the conditions outlined in the US Open announcement this morning, as of today I do not currently plan to play in NYC," Halep said in an emailed statement.

Halep, however, said she could reconsider her stand if the situation improved by the entry deadline in mid-July and has informed the United States Tennis Association and the women's WTA Tour of her decision.

"I would like to underline that my decision is not set in stone," she added.

Source: Reuters

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