LONDON: Former world No.1 Simona Halep of Romania, having recovered from an injury, will return to competitive tennis in Germany this month, a week prior to Wimbledon where she is the defending champion.
The organizers of the Bad Homburg, to be played from June 20-26, confirmed on Tuesday that Simona, 29, had accepted a wildcard entry.
Simona, the current world No. 3, had won the Wimbledon title in 2019 - the 2020 edition was cancelled due to Covid pandemic -- and will be returning to the grass court tournament, starting on June 28.
Simona, winner of the French Open title in 2018, missed the clay-court major this year due to a calf-muscle tear at the Italian Open in Rome last month. IANS