“Vaccinated With Pfizer”: Simona Halep Steps Forward in Fight Against Coronavirus

Published 02/24/2021, 11:20 PM EST
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 16, 2021 Romania’s Simona Halep in action during her quarter final match against Serena Williams of the U.S. REUTERS/Loren Elliott


The war against the coronavirus pandemic is still not over. But with vaccination circulation around the world, it is likely to end soon. To help its awareness, even WTA star, Simona Halep, took a vaccination shot.

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The 29-year-old Romanian has always been an outspoken supporter of her country. Thus, in times like these, it became essential for her to lead by example.

Most importantly, Halep revealed that she is doing perfectly fine with no side effects. This should help people come forward to take the vaccination shot worry-free.

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Simona Halep shares her experience of getting vaccinated

To win the fight against the coronavirus, the weapons are discipline and relentlessness. In addition to that, giving moral support to each other is very necessary.

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

Romanian World No. 3 Simona Halep has stepped in and mentioned that it was her own decision to get the COVID vaccination shot. Per WTA Romania, she said, “I wanted to get vaccinated. I came with an open mind and I’m fine. I was vaccinated with Pfizer. I’m fine, I haven’t had any side effects now.”

Lastly, she explained how important it is for everyone to trust the vaccine and come forward.

“It’s for everyone’s sake and that’s why I decided to get vaccinated,” she said.

As a professional tennis player, she travels all around the globe, increasing the risk of exposure. Hence, the vaccination will keep her and the people around her safe.

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The road ahead for Halep in 2021

Halep spent a full month in Australia for the opening Grand Slam tournament where the Victorian Government gave a lesson to the world on organisational importance.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 16, 2021, Romania’s Simona Halep looks dejected after her quarterfinal match against Serena Williams of the U.S. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

To illustrate, all the players and staff stayed inside an exclusive bubble created just for the tournament. And unlike other tournaments, they provided the freedom to train during the quarantine.

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Most recently, Halep lost to Serena Williams in the quarterfinals stage at the Australian Open 2021. Subsequently, she also withdrew from the Qatar Open 2021, giving no specific reason.

Therefore, we don’t know yet when we can see the Romanian roar back on the court.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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