Cincinnati Masters Tennis Live: Injured Simona Halep withdraws from Cincinnati Open

Cincinnati Masters Tennis Live: Twice major champion Simona Halep has withdrawn from the Cincinnati Open due to a thigh injury, the WTA said…

Cincinnati Masters Tennis Live: Injured Simona Halep withdraws from Cincinnati Open
Cincinnati Masters Tennis Live: Injured Simona Halep withdraws from Cincinnati Open

Cincinnati Masters Tennis Live: Twice major champion Simona Halep has withdrawn from the Cincinnati Open due to a thigh injury, the WTA said on Wednesday. The 30-year-old Romanian was set to face Veronika Kudermetova in the second round and the Russian will receive a walkover into the round of 16. Follow Western & Southern Open LIVE on InsideSport.IN 

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Cincinnati Masters Tennis Live: Injured Simona Halep withdraws from Cincinnati Open

The World No.6 captured her biggest title in two years last week at the National Bank Open in Toronto, Canada. The win vaulted the 30-year-old Romanian back in the Top 10 for the first time in a year. She defeated Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia in a grueling three-set final, winning 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.

Just 48 hours after winning the title in Toronto, Halep was back on the court in Cincinnati for her first-round match against Anastasia Potapova. Halep prevailed in another three-set encounter, winning 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in 2 hours and 11 minutes. The victory was Halep’s 39th of the season, second behind only World No.1 Iga Swiatek.

With the US Open less than two weeks away, Halep’s leg issue is one of a number of injury clouds concerning players as they head to the final Slam of the season. Coco Gauff and Amanda Anisimova were also forced to withdraw from Cincinnati due to ankle injuries.

Cincinnati Masters Tennis Live: Injured Simona Halep withdraws from Cincinnati Open

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