The defending champion announces withdrawal from the Dubai Tennis Championships due to an injury
The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship Organizing Committee announced today that defending champion Simona Halep has withdrawn from the tournament for this year due to an injury, after some problems appeared in her back, despite her previous announcement that she was seeking to defend her title during her eighth participation in Dubai.
Halep said in a press statement: "Unfortunately, I recently started feeling pain in my lower back, and it was a difficult and challenging decision to withdraw from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2021, especially as I have great memories of winning her title last year after a series of exceptional competitions." With the players in Dubai, so I am disappointed that I will not be able to defend my title. I wish the championship team and the other participants a successful tournament, and I look forward to returning next year to the competition ground in Dubai. "
For his part, Colm McLaughlin, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Duty Free, said: “We are calling for Haleeb for a speedy recovery. Although we have been waiting for Simona’s brilliance during her participation with us in Dubai, we respect her decision to put her health first, we hope she starts to feel better. And return to the arena of competitions soon. "
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