Simona Halep Announces Positive News After Skipping French Open, Wimbledon and Olympics

Published 07/30/2021, 4:20 AM EDT
Simona Halep of Romania plays a forehand in her Ladies’ Singles first round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus during Day one of The Championships – Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 01, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Fans became quite disappointed after Simona Halep withdrew from the Wimbledon Championships 2021. She couldn’t defend her title there and then didn’t even play at the French Open 2021 or at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020. However, there is some positive news for fans as the 2-time Grand Slam champion will be playing at the Canadian Open 2021.

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Simona Halep has already won two Canadian Open titles in her career. She last played there in 2018 and managed to win the title as well. In a recent interview, she mentioned that she is really cheerful to make a comeback on the court at the Masters 1000 tournament.

Simona Halep of Romania celebrates winning a point in her third-round match against Venus Williams of the United States. Day six of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

“I’m really looking forward to coming back to Montréal for the first time since winning my second title there in 2018,” said Halep in the interview.

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The Canadian Open 2021, or the Rogers Cup 2021, will take place in Montreal from August 6, 2021, to August 15, 2021. Fans also seem quite exhilarated about the tournament as it didn’t take place last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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“Fans in Montréal always create a great atmosphere”- Simona Halep

Halep will be entering the tournament as a wildcard player. In the same interview, she stated that she is quite excited to play in the upcoming hard-court season. She also highlighted that she is happy to know that some fans will be present in the stadiums and emphasized that they create a great atmosphere.

Simona Halep of Romania celebrates match point against Bianca Andreescu of Canada during their Women’s Singles match. Day Two of the 2019 Shiseido WTA Finals at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center on October 28, 2019, in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

“I’ve been working hard to prepare for the North American swing. So, I’m excited to accept this wild card from the Omnium Banque Nationale. The fans in Montréal always create a great atmosphere so I’m happy to hear we will have support from the stands,” added the Romanian player.

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Fans certainly have huge expectations from Simona Halep. She also has a golden chance to improve her rankings by playing well in Montreal. Will she be able to win the Canadian Open title this year?

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