BREAKING NEWS
CTNOW

Tennis

World No. 1 Simona Halep Withdraws From Connecticut Open, Citing Injury

World No. 1 Simona Halep Withdraws From Connecticut Open, Citing Injury

In the past two weeks, Simona Halep has played a lot of tennis.

She advanced to the final of the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Aug. 12, winning the title. Then she had another whirlwind week at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati and on Sunday, she found herself playing in her second final in seven days, naturally turning into a three-set match against Kiki Bertens. Bertens won, and Halep was a runner-up in Cincinnati for the third time. Rain and delays plagued both tournaments.

So it was not a big surprise — a week before the U.S. Open — when Halep, the No. 1-ranked player in the world and the top seed at this week’s Connecticut Open, announced Monday that she was...

70°