Simona Halep has withdrawn from the Dubai Obligation Free Tennis Championship, set to kick off on March 6, as a result of decrease again ache.
The defending champion is not going to be competing, organisers of the event introduced on Thursday night.
“Sadly I’m not feeling 100 per cent in my decrease again, and I’ve made the powerful resolution to withdraw from the 2021 Dubai Obligation Free Tennis Championships,” wrote Halep in an announcement, which she shared on social media.
“I’ve nice recollections from successful my twentieth WTA title after some actually powerful matches in Dubai final 12 months so I’m upset that I gained’t be capable of defend my title. Wishing the DDF workforce and everybody concerned a profitable event and I can’t wait to be again subsequent 12 months,” added the Romanian participant.
Halep had been as a result of compete in Dubai for the eighth time and, having gained final 12 months, would have defended her title.
She final month pulled out of the Qatar Open.
“We might have beloved to see Simona again in Dubai however we respect her resolution to place her well being first. We hope she begins to really feel higher and we see her again on the court docket once more quickly,” mentioned Colm McLoughlin, govt Vice Chairman and CEO of Dubai Obligation Free.
The WTA1000 week kicks off on March 6 and wraps up on March 13. The ATP event begins on March 13 with the ultimate set to happen on March 20.