Followed by the Coronavirus intervention, professional tennis tours will begin on Monday in Italy. However, the Palermo ladies open top-seed entrant excited about tennis tour returns in Palermo and Prague.
The whole tennis action was suspended in mid-march due to coronavirus pandemic. After the five-months of hiatus, the tour has scheduled to take place from Palermo Open in Italy after that Prague Open in the Czech Republic this month.
World No.15 Petre Matric, who is top-seeded in Palermo Open said to reporters on Saturday, “It’s been so long without tennis, without competition, without the adrenaline that we all kind of love. So I was excited to hear that Palermo and Prague will be 100% organized and will go on.”
Croatian also said, “So I’m just going to try to enjoy myself. To be back on the court right now is really just a privilege without thinking about any results or any goals or focused on numbers or anything else.”
In the first round of the Ladies Open, Petra Matric meets Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium, who reached the semifinals at the Lyon Open.
“It Was The First Time I Could Just Not Be A Tennis Player”-Petra Matric
Moreover, 2019 Roland Garros quarterfinalist also spoke about Coronavirus pandemic, which gave her a lot of time to do the non-tennis stuff. Additionally, Petra Matric said, “I didn’t need to pack, which I hate to do. I didn’t need to fly, which I also hate to do. I could just be.
“It was the first time I could just not be a tennis player and that was a nice change. That’s what’s waiting for all of us one day, so it’s good to kind of feel what it’s going to look like.” Matric added.
While an unnamed player has tested positive for the Coronavirus, however, the WTA says the Palermo Open will continue as per schedule.