BRD Bucharest Open: Niculescu, Begu and Cârstea confirm participation, wild card on hold for Halep
Romanian Tennis Federation chairman, George Cosac, has informed that tennis players Monica Niculescu (50th WTA), Sorana Cirstea (62nd WTA) and Irina Begu (68th WTA) have confirmed the participation to BDR Bucharest Open during July 17-23. He has a wild card on hold for Simona Halep (2nd WTA), Cosac said.
“I have talked to Simona before concluding the lists and the regulation allows us, for a player in the first 20 positions in the WTA rankings, to be granted a wild card. So we agreed to put a wild card on hold,” George Cosac said on Monday. It depends on her track at the Wimbledon tournament, he added.
“She might play here. Out of the past 3 tournaments here, Simona won two of them and I believe she will try to play at the Bucharest Open, as she liked to play in front of her supporters. It depends on the track at Wimbledon,” Cosac said.
The BRD Bucharest Open awards prized amounting to USD 226,750.