Simona Halep may be forced to withdraw from Palermo Open

There are foremost doubts over Simona Halep’s participation contained inside the Palermo Open after Italy launched new coronavirus quarantine ideas.

The Romanian was set to be the primary drawcard when the WTA Tour resumes in Sicily on three August, nonetheless it now stays to be seen if she goes to participate.

The knowledge comes after Italy launched a necessary 14-day quarantine interval for anybody arriving from Romania and Bulgaria following a present spike in Covid-19 circumstances inside the 2 European worldwide locations.

Palermo Open Event Director Oliviero Palma admitted that the mannequin new regulation would possibly stress Halep to withdraw.

“The availability would penalise a participant like (Romanian) Simona Halep, world’s quantity two and Wimbledon’s reigning champion, who would not participate in Palermo’s match anymore,” she talked about in an announcement.

Event organisers have written to Italian Appropriately being Minister Roberto Speranza to ask for an exception for tennis gamers collaborating contained inside the WTA occasion.

She added: “We’re glad that the appropriately being protocols adopted by the WTA are so strict to substantiate the security and appropriately being not solely of athletes, nonetheless furthermore of all of the quite a few staff concerned contained inside the occasion.

“I am glad that there are the entire compulsory circumstances and ensures to provide a derogation for all tennis gamers coming from Romania or Bulgaria, with a intention to keep away from their quarantine and, as a result of this reality, their retirement from the match.”

– TEAMtalk media


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