“Super Excited”: Simona Halep Outlines Schedule Ahead of Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 06/08/2021, 9:27 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 14, 2021 Romania’s Simona Halep speaks to the media after winning her fourth round match against Poland’s Iga Swiatek REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake


Romanian tennis star Simona Halep has shared an exciting piece of news for her fans ahead of the Wimbledon Championships this year. The two-time Grand Slam champion posted a video message on her official Twitter page, announcing her return at the Bad Homburg Open, a WTA 250 event on grass that is to be hosted in Germany before the action shifts to the lawns of All-England.

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The tournament has been wedged into the woman’s calendar for the first time this year.

Simona Halep withdrew from the French Open this year

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Halep withdrew from the Italian Open after suffering a muscle injury during her match against old rival and three-time Grand Slam winner Angelique Kerber and later pulled out of the French Open as well, citing more time for a full recovery.

However, she recently shared a clip of herself having a hit on synthetic turf and moving into her trademark forehands with no visible signs of discomfort.

She tagged her post with a message saying she was delighted to announce her return to tennis after being on the sidelines for three-and-a-half weeks. The 29-year-old revealed that the few weeks that she was out of action made it seem like she had been gone from the game forever.

Halep reached the Stuttgart semis this year, her best performance on clay

With a cheery “hi” and a broad smile, Halep said she is “super excited” to be returning to action at Bad Homburg after a disappointing spell on the sidelines.

Though not conceived as a marquee event that attracts a wealth of talent from the women’s game, the event, in its first edition, will present her with an opportunity to pick up some wins on grass and go into Wimbledon with a good bit of belief and confidence.

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Given the pandemic, the event will see only a certain fraction of the capacity being filled.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 14, 2021, Romania’s Simona Halep celebrates winning her fourth round match against Poland’s Iga Swiatek REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

“I have some good news to share with you. I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be playing for the first edition in Bad Homburg and I’m looking forward actually to seeing all the fans in the stands. See you very soon,” said Halep, in her message to fans.

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A proven champion on clay, the current women’s World No.3 didn’t have a fruitful season on her favorite season this year, with a semi-final finish in Stuttgart being her best performance.

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Priyabrata Chowdhury

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.

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