World number two Simona Halep on the page in Twitter has announced that it will skip the WTA tournament in Palermo:
Given the recent rise in Covid19 cases in Romania and my anxieties around international air travel at this time, I have made the tough decision to withdraw from Palermo. I want to thank the tournament director and the Italian ministry of health for all efforts on my behalf 🙏
— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) July 26, 2020
“Given the growth in the number of cases of coronavirus in Romania and the difficulties of international travel now, I made the difficult decision to withdraw from the tournament in Palermo. I want to thank the tournament Director and the Ministry of health of Italy for all the efforts,” wrote Halep.
We will remind, tournament will take place in Palermo from 3 to 9 August and will be the first WTA tournament after the restart of the season.
It has showed up a number of Ukrainian tennis players, among them Diane Yastremsky, Martha Kostiuk and Lesya Tsurenko.