Tennis – WTA Finals: Simona Halep Pulls Out Due To Back Injury
World No.1 Simona Halep has pulled back from one week from now’s WTA Finals as a result of a lower back damage.
This injury, presumably a herniated disc was suffered by Halep, amid a training session, before a month ago’s Wuhan Open.
Tough luck for Simona Halep. She deserved a better season ending I think.
Great news for Kiki Bertens who has absolutely nothing to lose in this tournament and is rewarded after a huge season.
— Bastien (@doom_bast) October 18, 2018
Although, Halep got treatment on the back amid her annihilation by Dominika Cibulkova in the second round of the Wuhan Open, however the 2018 French Open winner had to pull back, after she was one set down to Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur in the 1st round of the China Open.
After Simona Halep’s withdrawl, World No.10 Kiki Bertens will take her spot in the upcoming WTA Finals scheduled to start on 21 October, where a total of $7 million prize cash is accessible.
I really wanted to play here in Moscow, but unfortunately my back is still causing me pain and I don’t want to take any unnecessary risks.
While it’s disappointing to withdraw, I know it’s important to put my health first. I wish the tournament great success ? pic.twitter.com/vqGiclchyD
— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) October 16, 2018
She will join Elina Svitolina, Angelique Kerber, Sloane Stephens, Caroline Wozniacki, Naomi Osaka, Karolina Pliskova and Petra Kvitova in the singles rivalry.
“It was a tough decision but it’s better for my health.
“My back is not ok. I didn’t practice for the last four weeks. I’m not ready to compete at this level and I’m still sore. It’s not easy to go on court and compete at this moment.”@Simona_Halep in Singapore. https://t.co/7W4EVVG4fX
— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) October 18, 2018
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