The whole tennis tours have been in the freezer mode since mid-march as a reason for the Coronavirus outbreak. People hope in tournaments to resume before August. While the US Open governing body has proposed the protocols for the upcoming tournament. However, two time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep opined its a personal decision to play in the hardcourt major tournament.
According to US Open COVID-19 protocols, Players would not keep more than one supporting staff with them, no spectators, and no locker room facilities while practicing.
“I definitely have strong concerns about going there with those conditions. “Not only because we’re in the middle of a global pandemic but also because of the risk of travel, potential quarantine, and then the changes around the tournament,” Halep said on an email interview
WHO reports say 1,988,646 Coronavirus confirmed Cases in the United Status.
“I know that financially the tournament and sponsors would like it to run”-Simona Halep
2015 US Open semifinalist Simona Halep explained that It will give employment for a lot of tennis players but it’s there own concern. At the same time, We need to think about our future career and personal care.
“We are used to things operating very differently and it would not be an easy transition at all, particularly on our bodies. I know that financially the tournament and sponsors would like it to run and also that many players are out of jobs right now, but I think it’s a very personal decision we have to make.
It’s important to understand that everyone has individual needs and circumstances and we should do what’s best for our personal health and also think long term about our career.” Simona Halep added.
Moreover, Wilson, Heineken, Chase, American Express, and IBM have sponsored the US Open for more than 25 years, according to the sports sponsorship analysis firm IEG.