Palermo asks for “a repeal” so that Halep can go

The WTA of Palermo, which next August 3 marks the return of the women's circuit, wants to count on the Romanian Simona Halep, number two in the world and one of today's great stars. Recently, the Italian Health Minister, Roberto Speranza, announced that he signed an order imposing quarantine upon entry into Italy for all people who have been in Romania or Bulgaria in the previous 14 days. That is, Halep would be one of them, but the Palermo tournament will ask that the player not go through it and thus be able to play the tournament.

“We have sent an urgent email to the Minister of Health to request a repeal of the last order for the tennis players who will participate in the tournament. This decision would penalize a player like Simona Halep, world number two and champion of the title at Wimbledon, who could not participate in the Palermo tournament, “said Oliviero Palma, tournament director, in statements collected by TennisWorld.

The director of the Italian tournament claimed to be “convinced that the health protocols approved by the WTA are strict enough to ensure the safety and health of athletes, but also of all the people involved in the event. “