Simona Halep, the 2018 French Open champion, introduced Friday she has withdrawn from this yr’s match as a result of she has did not get better from a calf damage.
“Sadly the tear in my left calf muscle wants extra time to get better and the timeline is simply too quick,” stated Halep, the reigning Wimbledon champion.
Halep sustained the damage in her second-round match on the Rome Open on Might 12, and the world quantity three has deemed the restoration time too tight to be match for the Might 30-June 13 Roland Garros.
“Withdrawing from a Grand Slam goes towards all my instincts and aspirations as an athlete, however it’s the proper and solely choice to make,” she stated.
“The considered not being in Paris fills me with disappointment, however I’ll focus my power on restoration, staying constructive and getting again on courtroom as quickly as it’s secure to take action.
“Roland Garros 2022, I’m coming for you A bientot.”