Simona Halep is under pressure from the organizers of the US Open 2023 tournament. The player from Romania is on the preliminary list, but she was told that she must urgently clarify her situation and convey what is the verdict of the case in which she was tried for doping by the Sport Resolutions tribunal in the hearing at the end of last month.
Simona Halep has to explain her situation. US Open 2023 organizers are pushing it
Simona Halep has been entered on the preliminary list for the US Open 2023. It was the news that gave hope to fans of the player who thought that the organizers of the tournament had information that the provisional suspension had been canceled or that a favorable verdict was expected, after the hearing at the Sport Resolutions tribunal, last month.
It was just a simple straw fire. The International Tennis Integrity Agency reported that there is no news in the case of Simona Halep and that her status has not changed since October 7, when it was announced that she is provisionally suspended.
Simona Halep has 30 days to tell the US Open 2023 organizers what her situation is. Moreover, on the preliminary list she was crossed with an asterisk and it is said that the athlete is suspended.
“There is a rule for this scenario in the Grand Slam rules. It’s on page 26 of the 2023 Grand Slam Rules, Article I: General, Z. Entry Procedures, 1. Entries and Withdrawals for the Implu, h. Suspension/Provisional Suspension: Any player provisionally suspended under the Grand Slam Code of Conduct, Anti-Corruption Program or Anti-Doping Program at the time the qualification table is drawn up, will be automatically disqualified from the tournament!’
This rule above is exactly why there is an asterisk next to Halep’s name for Provisionally Suspended.
If Halep will be suspended or will remain provisionally suspended when the qualifying matches are drawn, at that moment she will be disqualified from the US Open”, was the explanation of the specialists on Tennisforum.com, for the asterisk next to Simona Halep’s name.
The deadline the Americans are waiting for is August 22, the day the draw for the qualifying draw is made. The athlete from Romania played her last match in August last year, when she was eliminated from the first round of the US Open 2022 by Daria Snigur from Ukraine.
Simona Halep started the week on the 55th WTA rank, and if she does not return to the tennis court, she will leave the professional ranking in a week.