Simona Halep Announces Australian Open 2021 Decision After Dates Get Confirmed

Published 12/03/2020, 8:30 AM EST
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – October 2, 2020 Romania’s Simona Halep celebrates winning her third round match against Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes


The current World no. 2 Simona Halep has not just established herself as a Grand Slam winner but as one of the greats to have played the game. The Romanian has been around the tour for a while. In 2013, when she first revealed herself on the main stage, she won 6 WTA titles. 

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The following year in 2014, Simona made it to her first-ever Grand Slam final at Roland Garros. Ever since then, she has remained on top of the women’s games on a consistent basis, winning the French Open and Wimbledon. She has been a finalist at the Australian Open too. 

Simona Halep Confirms Presence at Australian Open 2021

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Reflecting on the Australian Open, which is finally scheduled for a February start, Simona Halep has confirmed her participation. The former World No. 1 put forward her conditions earlier. She indicated that if the arrangements were the same as they were in Paris, she would be part of it. The Romanian is quite excited and looking forward to the event. 

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – WTA Premier 5 – Italian Open – Foro Italico, Rome, Italy – September 21, 2020 Romania’s Simona Halep as she celebrates winning the final with the trophy after Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova retired from the match after sustaining an injury Riccardo Antimiani/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

In recent days, there has been a fair amount of uncertainty as to the commencement of the Australian Open 2021. With the danger of the coronavirus still looming large, officials have been contemplating ever since. Now that a date has been finalized, things can gradually fall into place. 

Although, there have been many changes with regard to the cancelation of the warm-up tournaments prior to the Australian Open. There were talks about having the qualifying rounds of the Australian Open played at different cities like Doha, Dubai, or Singapore. 

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Swiss superstar Belinda Bencic has already ruled herself out of the event next year. Lack of clarity, quarantine rules, and uncertainty was the reason behind her taking this decision. 

Coming back to Simona, she happens to be the first highest-ranked player to confirm her participation at the Australian Open next year. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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