‘I’m sad that I can’t continue, my injury doesn’t let me play,’ says Simona Halep

Simona Halep has announced she has to withdraw from the Miami Open due to a shoulder injury which has been bothering her since the Australian Open. 

Halep chose to miss tournaments in Doha and Dubai to give herself five weeks to recover from the injury and had said she was feeling confident ahead of a return to Miami.

The former world number one and two-time Grand Slam Champion received a bye in the first round but had a tough battle in her first fixture against Caroline Garcia.

After losing the first set, Halep called a medical time out and afterwards found another gear to win the match 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 but it seems to have taken its toll.

After the game, the Romanian admitted that she was struggling with her serve and that practising with some top players had caused the pain to return.

Halep was due to play Anastasija Sevastova in the next round but made the announcement about her withdrawal.

“I’m very sorry I have to pull out of singles and doubles at the Miami Open, but my injury doesn’t let me play here as I expected,” Halep’s statement read.

“I’m sad that I can’t continue, I wanted to come here to give my best and play many matches but unfortunately I can’t. Hopefully next year I will be back healthy and better.”

“I want to say a huge thank you to the Miami Open organisers and the WTA for all their efforts in staging this great event and for making us feel safe.”

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