Simona Halep withdraws from Miami Open with shoulder injury

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Third seed Simona Halep has withdrawn from the Miami Open singles and doubles occasions on account of a proper shoulder injury, the Romanian stated on Saturday.

Halep, who obtained a bye into the second spherical the place she beat France’s Caroline Garcia in three units, was set to play Latvian Anastasija Sevastova, who will now obtain a walkover and advance to the last-16.

Halep, the reigning Wimbledon champion, stated she started to really feel ache after observe classes at her first match since a quarter-final exit on the Australian Open final month.

“I’m very sorry I have to pull out of singles and doubles at the Miami Open, but my injury doesn’t let me play here as I expected,” Halep, who had partnered with Angelique Kerber within the doubles, stated.

“I’m sad that I can’t continue, I wanted to come here to give my best and play many matches but unfortunately I can’t. Hopefully next year I will be back healthy and better.”

Halep’s withdrawal is a blow for the March 22-April 4 match, which has already seen Serena Williams pull out to recuperate from oral surgical procedure, whereas Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem have all skipped the ATP 1000 occasion.

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