2019 Wimbledon Championship winner expressed her desire that she wants to be out of politics while she was asked questions related to banning Russian and Belarusian players from the tournament.
Halep is currently a participant in the WTA Mutua Madrid Open and is scheduled against top-seeded Paula Badosa next for the Round of 32 in Madrid, Spain. The player had a straight to forward reply to the situation as she said, “I don’t want to talk about politics, because it’s politics, in my opinion,” reported Raquet magazine senior editor and tennis journalist Ben Rothenberg. The 30-year-old further said that tennis is an individual sport and according to what she thinks, players who are suffering the prohibition being from Russia and Belarus are not their fault.
Simona said she is against war and is upset about what is going on in Ukraine. The player believes it will end soon. Former World No. 1 Halep also supported the decision of players from Russia to play without their flag being displayed, “They took the flag off, so I think that was a good move.” According to Romanian, the rest of the things which players suffer are “politics”.
Wimbledon has currently restricted the participation of players from Russia and Belarus at the upcoming Grand Slam championship in the United Kingdom.