Wimbledon champion Simona Halep, 29, tests positive for coronavirus


Wimbledon champion Simona Halep has tested positive for COVID-19 and says she has “mild symptoms.”

The 29-year-old Romanian player said on Twitter she is self-isolating at home and “recovering well from mild symptoms.”

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

Halep is ranked No. 2 in the world. She won Wimbledon in 2019 and the French Open in 2018. Wimbledon was cancelled this year because of the pandemic.

Halep skipped the U.S. Open due to fears of catching COVID-19. She said in August that she preferred to stay and train in Europe.

WATCH | Halep posts 14th straight victory to win Italian Open:

Top seed Simona Halep captures his 1st Italian Open title as defending champion Karolina Pliskova retires during the 2nd set of their final. 2:08

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