Simona Halep returned to the WTA circuit with a title in Prague, after beating Mertens on Sunday. This Monday, the 2019 Wimbledon champion announced that she will not participate in the US Open.
“Taking into account all the factors involved and the exceptional circumstances in which we are living, I decided not to travel to New York,” said the No. 2 in the world.
“I always said that my health would be the center of my decision. I prefer to stay and train in Europe. I know that the USTA and the WTA worked tirelessly to make an event safe and I wish you all a successful tournament,” Halep tweeted.