Simona Halep had to withdraw from the WTA 1000 in Rome in her presentation. The number 3 in the world beat Angelique Kerber 6-1 and 3-3 (26th), but due to an injury she was forced to leave the court, so the German advanced to the round of 16 at the Foro Italico.
The Romanian, who had just lost in the third round of the WTA 1000 in Madrid against Elise Mertens, studies were carried out and announced the results on their social networks. “Unfortunately an ultrasound revealed that I have a tear in my left calf. I am going to have an MRI to find out more details of the injury, but at the moment we are not sure of the recovery time. I am disappointed to finish my participation in Rome like this. .. “, published Halep.
In this way, Angelique Kerber passed the second round of the tournament and will seek the quarterfinals of the same against the Lithuanian Jelena Ostapenko.