Tennis: Defending champion Halep withdraws from Wimbledon with calf injury

Simona Halep returns a shot in Rome on May 12, 2021. PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Defending women's singles champion Simona Halep has pulled out of Wimbledon due to injury, the world No. 3 Romanian said on Friday (Jun 25).

"It is with great sadness that I'm announcing my withdrawal from The Championships as my calf injury has not fully recovered," the 29-year-old, who won the title when Wimbledon was last held in 2019, said on Instagram.

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