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Former champ Halep pulls out of French Open

Source: ANI
May 21, 2021 20:54 IST
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Simona Halep is recovering from a calf injury

IMAGE: Simona Halep is recovering from a calf injury. Photograph: Files

Former champion Simona Halep on Friday announced that she has withdrawn from this year's French Open as she is still recovering from a calf injury.

 

"It is with a heavy heart that I announce my withdrawal from @rolandgarros this year. Unfortunately, the tear in my left calf needs more time to recover and the timeline is just too short. Withdrawing from a Grand Slam goes against all my instincts and aspirations as an athlete," Halep said in a tweet.

"But it is the right and only decision to make. The thought of not being in Paris fills me with sadness, but I will focus my energy on recovery, staying positive and getting back on court as soon as it is safe to do so. Roland Garros 2022, I am coming for you! A bientot," she added.

Halep had clinched the French Open in 2018 after defeating American Sloane Stephens in the final.

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