Peng Shuai has admitted in a second statement that she is “safe and well” following the Chinese tennis player’s bout of glandular fever that forced her out of the French Open.
“The last few days have been pretty crazy,” she wrote in the statement, which was also published on the official China Tennis Federation site. “I’m being monitored constantly and my health is good. I’ve had some luck with me over the last few days and I hope it stays that way.
“I’m really looking forward to be back on the court soon and will keep my fingers crossed. I will say a little prayer when I step on the court and work hard, and really try not to think about the negative things. It’s normal to be a little anxious.”
The 29-year-old is set to make her comeback on May 23 in the Syed Modi International at Lucknow, a Tier III event in India.
In her original statement on Friday, the Chinese player said she was “extremely relieved” that tests had indicated that she was “healthy” and she was “ready” to play.
“I’m exhausted but I’m eager to get back on the court and be back on my feet,” she added.
Read the full statement below: