Former French Open Champion Simona Halep said on Friday that she will not be taking part in the upcoming marquee event at Roland Garros this year as she is recovering from Calf Injury.
Halep couldn’t complete the Italian Open second-round match against Angelique Kerber last week and later it was revealed in ultrasound that she has a tear in her left calf.
“It’s with a heavy heart that I announce my withdrawal from @rolandgarros this year,” she tweeted. “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, but it is the right and only decision to make.”
Halep won her first title of French Open in 2018 where she outclassed American Sloane Stephens in the final. The clay-court is all set to start from May 30th 2021.
French Open is regarded as one of the most popular grand slam tennis tournaments in the world which has the ability to grab several eyeballs from all across the globe. The tournament played on a red clay court is also touted as one of the toughest competitions when it comes to setting standards of playing Tennis in a dominant way.