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Halep doubts tennis will resume in 2020

2020-04-13 09:10
Simona Halep (PA)
Simona Halep (PA)

Simona Halep has conceded that there won't be any professional tennis for the rest of the year as Covid-19 infections continue to rise.

The coronavirus crisis has seen three months of tournaments cancelled already, with Wimbledon announcing last week they would be abandoning their 2020 Championships.

The WTA have been further hit by the Rogers Cup in August being cancelled too, with that decision being taken by the local government in Quebec.

No one currently knows when the tennis schedule will be able to resume, but Halep is preparing for the worst.

“For the worst-case scenario in my head is this year is going to be cancelled,” she said. “I’m sure we are going to pass this period, if we listen and if we stay safe at home.

“But for the moment the break is going to be longer and through July. My longest break was three weeks until this break.

“I don’t really have that feeling to know how it is after such a long break with playing. I don’t know what to expect.

“But the most important thing in game are the legs. I have to keep running and kept my muscles activated if I move well on the court tennis is going to be okay.”

- TEAMtalk media

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