Sorana Cirstea revealed she recently tested positive for COVID-19 and it left "big impact" on her health. Cirstea last played in late June in Prague, where she suffered a first round to Oksana Selekhmeteva. That match was played two weeks ago and Cirstea likely tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after the match.
"Recently I have tested positive for the first time for COVID-19 and it had a big impact on my health. I am working hard to get back to my best level. There are things in life you can't control, but what you can control is your attitude towards them.
It's a day to day process and the only thing we should focus on is to be better than yesterday," Cirstea wrote on Instagram Story.
Cirstea hasn't played well since finishing runner-up in Birmingham
Cirstea made a strong start to her grass season as she reached the final in Birmingham, In the Birmingham final, Cirstea suffered a tight three-set defeat.
After a strong start to her grass season, Cirstea's form went downhill. In her next tournament, Cirstea was down by a set when she retired to Anhelina Kalinina in the Eastbourne first round. Then, Cirstea played her final tournament of the grass season at Wimbledon.
At The All England Club, Cirstea defeated Aleksandra Krunic in the first round to end her two-match losing streak. But Cirstea failed to go on a winning streak as her Wimbledon campaign came to an end in the following round following a loss to Tatjana Maria.
After Wimbledon, Cirstea kicked off her summer on hard courts in Prague. In Prague, Cirstea didn't make it far as she was ousted in her opener at the tournament. Cirstea is not playing in Toronto this week and it does not seem that she will be ready to return to action next week in Cincinnati. It remains to be seen if Cirstea will be able to compete at the US Open, which starts on August 29.
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