Simona Halep tests positive for COVID-19

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Simona Halep, the former women’s tennis world number one has tested positive for COVID-19 but she said on Saturday that she was “recovering well and feels good”.

Four weeks after being knocked out of the French Open as top seed Iga Swiatek, who went on to claim the tittle won by Halep in 2018, she made the announcement on Twitter.

Simona Halep, the reigning Wimbledon champion, wrote: “Hi everyone, I wanted to let you know that I tested positive for COVID-19.

“I am self-isolating at home and am recovering well from mild symptoms. I feel good… we will get through this together.”