Injury Forces Simona Halep Out Of Bad Homburg Ahead Of Wimbledon

Injury Forces Simona Halep Out Of Bad Homburg Ahead Of Wimbledon

Simona Halep has been ruled out of the WTA semi-finals due to a neck injury.© AFP

Simona Halep’s Wimbledon hopes were shattered on Friday when she withdrew from the semi-finals of the WTA tournament in Bed Homburg due to a neck injury. Halep, the 2019 Wimbledon champion, was eliminated from the grass court tournament in Germany before the start of Wimbledon on Monday. “I’m sorry I had to withdraw from the semi-final today,” Halep wrote on Twitter.

“But unfortunately I woke up this morning with a closed neck and it is not allowing me to perform to the best of my ability,” he added, without specifying if she could play next week.

In the first round of Wimbledon, Halep has drawn over Carolina Mochova, a Czech who reached the quarter-finals last year.

After being sidelined by Romania’s Halep, its Canadian rival Bianca Andresco advanced to the Bad Homburg final on Saturday, the WTA said in a brief statement.

She will face Caroline Garcia of France, who set a nerve-wracking third set victory over compatriot Elise Carnet 7-6 (11/9), 3-6, 7-5 in the semifinals on Friday. Come on in.

After losing the first on a tiebreaker, Carnett took second and secured a 5-4 match point in the third with Garcia’s serve.


However, the 28-year-old retained his service, broke Carnett in the next game and then offered to continue his bid for the first title on the WTA Tour.

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