ROmania's SImona Halep
Romania's Simona Halep Image Credit: Reuters

Simona Halep, the Romanian superstar, has committed to the Prague Open tennis event scheduled to be held next month.

Halep said that she is keen to playing in the tournament in ‘beautiful’ Prague, and will be making her debut in the competition.

“Hi everyone. I can’t wait to take part in the tournament in the magnificent city of Prague. See you in August,” the reigning Wimbledon champion said in a video message shared by the tournament organisers on Wednesday.

The two-time Grand Slam champion has already confirmed that she will compete in the Palermo Ladies Open in Italy beginning August 3, which will mark the resumption of the tour’s revamped calendar after the COVID-19 hiatus.

Meanwhile, former World No. 5 Eugenie Bouchard has also been awarded a wildcard for the international-level event at the TK Sparta Praha.

“I’m so excited ... I’ve actually never been to Prague. I’ve heard it’s such a beautiful city, so I’m so looking forward to discovering it when I’m over there,” Bouchard said in her own video message. “I want to thank the tournament for offering me a wildcard into this great event.”

The Prague Open is slated to run from August 10-16.