The Romanian tennis player does not recover from the problem that forced her to withdraw during the Internazionali BNL d’Italia
Simona Halep, number 3 in the world rankings, during her match against Angelique Kerber, valid for the second round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, was forced to retire 6-1 3-3 due to a problem with her left calf. The injury immediately seemed serious and, in fact, today came the news that everyone feared: the Romanian tennis player will not be present at Roland Garros. The 2018 champion, finalist also in 2014 and 2017, has not been able to recover and hopes to be present at the Wimbledon tournament, where she will be called to defend the title won in 2019. There will not be, therefore, one of the first favorites, given also the surface to her congenial, of the Parisian slam.
It’s with a heavy heart that I announce my withdrawal from @rolandgarros this year. 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 pic.twitter.com/XiGJxAJMOp
— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) May 21, 2021
Who can benefit from this news is the Italian Jasmine Paolini, who, thanks to this defection, enters the main draw and will not be forced to play the qualifiers. The Tuscan tennis player thus joins another Italian Camila Giorgi and Martina Trevisan in the main draw become.