French Open champion Simona Halep has withdrawn from next week’s Nature Valley International grass-court tournament in Eastbourne.
The top-ranked Halep says in a statement that she felt Achilles tendon pain and inflammation during her title run in Paris “and it has yet to fully recover.”
I’m sorry to announce that I’ve had to withdraw from Eastbourne next week. Below is my statement. I hope to see you there next year 😊 pic.twitter.com/U1Vta0pvNP
— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) June 20, 2018
Halep adds that doctors have advised her to rest more “while continuing treatment.”
Eastbourne is a warmup for Wimbledon, which starts July 2.
Halep has not played since beating Sloane Stephens for the Roland Garros title earlier this month.