WTA ranking’s number three Simona Halep got vaccinated with the Pfizer serum on Wednesday at the Cantacuzino National Institute of Research in Bucharest. The Romanian first racket took the vaccine a week from the moment she arrived back home from her Australian Open adventure, where she was stopped in the quarter-finals by Serena Williams.
After taking the vaccine, Halep talked about how she feels. "There were emotions, but I came with an open mind and I'm fine now. I got the Pfizer vaccine. I believe that this vaccine is for the good of all and that is why I decided to make it,” said Halep.
She continued with a word of encouragement for other people to get the anti-COVID-19 shot. “I hope more and more people get vaccinated. I also have to do the rappelling, this reassures me, I am safer after this vaccine.
But I will still be extremely careful. If it's the only way to get rid of the pandemic, it's good to get the vaccine. "
Simona Halep’s plans: Dubai and an Olympics medal
Besides talking about the vaccine, Halep unveiled what are her next targets.
"I plan to play Dubai. I am recovering now and I hope to be present there," said the sportswoman. Also, Simona Halep confirmed that she will be present at the Olympic Games: "I will be 100% there, I hope to get a medal, no matter what color it will be."
After all, earning a place on the podium has been a goal of hers since 2020. "So my goal for this year is, of course, a Grand Slam, I started to like it, and my priority is the Olympics. I really want a medal. Doesn't matter which one or where, like singles, doubles, mixed. I just want one. I will do everything I can to do that," Halep said during a press conference in 2020.