Romanian tennis champion Simona Halep has donated 30,000 euros to help Romania’s efforts in its battle against the new coronavirus.
The 2019 Wimbledon champion told Digi Sport that she and her boyfriend Toni “both decided to donate… It came from the heart. I don’t like to officially announce these donations. The doctors and the Romanians need help,” she told the channel on Sunday.
Romanian officials on Sunday reported 6,300 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and 318 deaths.
The former WTA No. 1 also talked about her life during lockdown, revealing that she has not left the house since March 9 and us enjoying the extra hours of sleep. However, she also said that misses going out with friends.
“The fact I’m staying at home for 6-7 weeks, is ‘wow’ for me. I sleep more, it’s a personal pleasure, I eat breakfast late, I try and run, and then I do my exercises at home,” the 2018 Roland Garros champion said.
“I tidy up and I try and cook sometimes,” the 28-year-old said, adding: “It doesn’t usually come out well.”
“I hope I will know to do more things when I come out of lockdown. I have totally isolated, I haven’t had any direct contact with anyone. Since March 9, I haven’t been out and I haven’t met anyone I don’t know.”
Halep added that she self-isolation was in itself an exercise for her.
“I want to make emotional progress, so I realize that a tennis match isn’t the end of the world.”
“I have discovered nature, I have been in he woods. It’s good to appreciate what we have, family and people we love. “
She said she doubted there would be top-level tennis competitions this year saying: “I really, really hope we can continue to play starting in September.”