Halep withdraws from Wimbledon with injury


Defending women’s singles champion Simona Halep has pulled out of Wimbledon because of injury, the world No. 3 Romanian said on Friday.

In May, Halep exited the clay-court event in Rome after suffering a calf injury during her second-round match against Angelique Kerber and subsequently missed the French Open.

EDITOR’S PICKS

Konta: Knee injury is a long-term concern
1dReuters

Giorgi knocks out top seed Sabalenka
23hReuters
“It is with great sadness that I’m announcing my withdrawal from The Championships as my calf injury has not fully recovered,” the 29-year-old, who won the title when Wimbledon was last held in 2019, said on Instagram.

“I gave it everything I had in order to be ready to play Wimbledon and after having such special memories from two years ago, I was excited and honored to step back on these beautiful courts as defending champion.

“Unfortunately, my body didn’t cooperate and I’ll have to save that feeling for next year.”

Halep was denied a chance to defend her title when Wimbledon was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

View this post on Instagram
A post shared by Simona Halep (@simonahalep)

She joins world No. 2 Naomi Osaka in withdrawing from the grass-court Grand Slam, with Osaka also skipping Wimbledon following her withdrawal from Roland Garros due to mental health.

In their absence, Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka will climb to be the No. 2 seed behind top-ranked Australian Ash Barty, with the singles draw for both men and women to be held later on Friday.

“I can honestly say that I’m really down and upset about having to take this decision,” Halep added. “This period has been difficult but to miss the last two Majors has made it even more challenging mentally and physically.

“We will see what the future holds but I’m hoping it will make me a stronger person and athlete.”

Got a story or tip for us? Email Sports Gossip editors at tips@sportsgossip.com 

Want More From Sports Gossip? 

For all the latest breaking Sports Gossip, be sure to follow SportsGossip.com on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

You can view the original article HERE.

Seth Rogen Jokes About Kim Kardashian’s Absence at Women In Entertainment Breakfast
Kathy Griffin goes off on Elon Musk’s Twitter
Lizzo’s Acceptance Speech at the 2022 PCAs
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Accept ‘Anti-Racism’ Award
Sylvester Stallone Reigns Supreme as Oklahoma’s New Godfather
James Cameron Addresses Marvel and DCU Movies and Which He Would Direct
2023 Sundance Film Festival Announces Competition Films, Premiere Titles, Midnight Selections, and More | Festivals & Awards
Sam Mendes’ Superbly Acted but Flawed Homage to Cinema
LeAnn Rimes postpones concerts after suffering vocal cord bleed – Music News
What time is ‘Alchemy Of Souls’ part two released on Netflix?
The Simpsons to meet the Bocellis – Music News
Roddy Ricch hit with copyright infringement lawsuit over his hit ‘The Box’
Built using environmentally friendly methods
Video of Division III 7-Foot, 360-Pound Center is Trending
Dallas Cowboys Being Accused of Leaking Negative Odell Beckham Jr. Injury Information
Bella Cravens Stars in TCU and George Washington University Girls Basketball Brawl
Wednesday Shatters Its Own Record For Weekly Watched Hours
The Rookie Round Table: Chenford Has Arrived!
The Boys Touts Antony Starr’s Nomination for Best Actor at Critics Choice Awards
People’s Choice Awards 2022 Winners: Stranger Things Wins Big
The Best Flare Jeans For Women
CORE Raises $1 Million at Soho Beach House
Olivia Wilde’s Sheer Dior Dress at People’s Choice Awards
Anna Wintour Hosts Screening Of Living, Chopard Opens At The Crown Building, Plus! What Are Gen Z Really Obsessed With?