‘Roland Garros coronavirus situation worries me,’ admits top seed Simona Halep

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Simona Halep - 2018 Roland Garros champion

Simona Halep has admitted that the positive coronavirus test results at Roland Garros qualifying has her ‘worried.’

Halep will be the top seed at the French Open this year due to Ashleigh Barty’s decision not to play.

While she was busy winning the Italian Open in Rome, though, five players were being removed from the qualifying matches in Paris due to potential coronavirus exposure risks.

Halap withdrew herself from the US Open last month due to safety fears, and she says alarm bells are starting to ring about the French Open too.

“I heard [about the positive test results] before the match and, of course, it worries me,” Halep told reporters in Rome.

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“But I’m sure that measures will take place there, and we will be safe enough to be okay to play and to be safe.

“I don’t know yet because I’m not there. After I get there, I will have a feeling.”

Halep, the reigning Wimbledon champion, will be a strong favourite to win a third Grand Slam crown at Roland Garros, which she won in 2018.

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