Winner of her twentieth career title in Dubai some weeks ago, WTA number two Simona Halep is currently the most active female player in the top 10 in weeks (317), making her one of the most consistent tennis players in the female circuit.
The Romanian tennis player released a video via her social media account talking about the Coronavirus emergency. "Unfortunately, we all went through a very difficult period, with new tests that we could hardly have imagined a few months ago.
On the other hand, it is the perfect opportunity to show that we know how to be supportive and responsible for our lives and those around us. While we are at home, doctors and medical personnel make huge efforts to treat and save each life by exposing themselves for the general good.
Let us strictly follow the indications transmitted by the authorities and thus contribute, each of us, to solve this problem of nature that will dramatically affect the normal course of our lives. I decided to donate a sum of money for the purchase of the necessary equipment and materials in such situations, the amount that will be directed immediately to the medical authorities in Bucharest and Constanta.
I encourage everyone who can support to contribute to the joint efforts to combat this virus. In the meantime, let us all take care of ourselves, be responsible and positive! God help us!" - the former World number 1 said.
She is the third Romanian to be in the top 10 of the WTA rankings after Virginia Ruzici and Irina Spîrlea, and the second Romanian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title after Ruzici.