COVID SHOCK Wimbledon champion becomes latest high-profile sports star to test positive for Covid-19
Reigning Wimbledon champion Simona Halep has confirmed she has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.
Revealing the news to her social media followers, the Romanian confirmed she was self-isolating and determined to recover from the virus as quickly as possible.
Halep is the latest tennis star to test positive for Covid-19, with world No.1 Novak Djokovic among many star names who have contracted the virus in recent months.
While most elite athletes that have been affected by the virus make a quick recovery, Bulgarian star Grigor Dimirtov admitted he was hit hard when the coronavirus affected him last summer.
"The virus was hard on me. I stayed home for about a month," stated Dimitrov. "I was not breathing well, I was not feeling well; tired. I had all the symptoms: no taste, no smell, everything you could think of. So it was no fun.
"I spent over 5,000 hours by myself. A lot of things are going through your head. It doesn’t matter how mentally strong you are as a person or athlete, it’s inevitable to get some bad thoughts in your head. So I had to deal with that too, and so has everybody else out there.
"That’s one of my biggest messages – we should not underestimate the power of the mental state that everybody is in. This thing is real. If we take the right precautions and everybody is safe, then things will get better quicker. But it’s a strange time."