TENNIS

Wimbledon champ Simona Halep says injured foot is pain-free

By ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 07, 2020 10:33 AM

FILE - In this Saturday, July 13, 2019 file photo, Romania's Simona Halep holds up the trophy after defeating United States' Serena Williams in the women's singles final match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic. The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting that the oldest Grand Slam tournament in tennis would not be held in 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

By The Associated Press

Two-time major champion Simona Halep’s injured foot is well enough that she has started running on it without pain.

Halep said in a video posted on Twitter on Monday that she still is not healed to the point that she can play tennis.

The injury dates to February and caused her to withdraw from the hard-court tournament in Indian Wells, California, that eventually was called off because of the coronavirus outbreak.

The spread of the illness has forced all professional tennis tournaments to be postponed or canceled until at least mid-July.

That includes the cancellation of Wimbledon, where Halep would have been the defending champion this year.

“I miss my team. I miss the players. ... I miss everyone from the tour,” Halep said in Monday’s video. “I can’t wait to travel again. I can’t wait to play tennis again.”

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