Simona Halep to make injury return at Bad Homburg- Recovering from a calf injury Wimbledon champion Simona Halep said on Tuesday she will return to action at this month’s Bad Homburg Open. Romanian Halep, 29, won in London in 2019 and was ruled out of the ongoing French Open due to calf tear. Earlier, she pulled out of French Open due to an injury.
The world number three sustained the injury in her second-round match at the Rome Open on May 12.
“I’m super excited to announce that I will be playing for the first edition in Bad Homburg and I’m looking forward actually to seeing the fans in the stands,” she said in a video posted on Twitter.
Excited to share this news 😊
— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) June 8, 2021
“See you very soon,” she added.
The maiden edition of the grass-court tournament in central German takes place between June 20-26.
French Open 2021: Wimbledon champion Simona Halep has withdrawn herself from French Open after a “small tear” in her calf following her injury in the Italian Open. The Romanian world number three had to be helped off the court after retiring against Germany’s Angelique Kerber earlier this month because of the problem in the Italian Open.
“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…..” she tweeted.
French Open 2021: Halep, who was defending her title in Rome, was leading 6-1 3-3 in the second-round match against Kerber when she was forced to quit.
Australian world number one Ashleigh Barty is among those hoping to succeed her as champion and faces American teenager Coco Gauff in the quarter-finals on Friday.
Former world number one Karolina Pliskova is through to the last four after saving three match points before beating Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko.