Halep retired from her Italian Open second-round match against Angelique Kerber last week. An ultrasound later revealed 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.”
It’s with a heavy heart that I announce my withdrawal from @rolandgarros this year. Unfortunately the tear in my le… https://t.co/qzpk7PbWss
— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) 1621587693000
“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 maiden Gram Slam title at the French Open in 2018, beating American Sloane Stephens in the final.
😔Get well soon Simona! À bientôt 🧡 https://t.co/XnJd5ZIX1S
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) 1621588170000
The claycourt showpiece is set to begin on May 30.