Another forced stop arrives for former world number 1 Simona Halep. The Romanian tennis player, currently ninth in the WTA ranking, has in fact made it known to everyone, through a tweet, that she had to undergo nose surgery to solve a problem that she had been carrying around for some time.
"The situation worsened during the summer and especially in Washington," wrote Halep, who was advised to resort to the operation that was then perfectly successful and performed by Dr. Daniel Popescu. A problem that, as reported by the 30-year-old from Costanza, made her “difficult to breathe and worsened during the night, so much so that her nose was completely blocked.
It was also an opportunity for plastic surgery," continued Simona Halep, who then made an appointment on the court in a few weeks. "I want to thank everyone, the operation went well: I need a few weeks of rest before resuming physical activity.
See you soon on the tennis court." Simona Halep has experienced a lot of suffering over the last few years.
Simona Halep goes under surgery on the nose
For a player who has been continuously in the world Top-10 from 2014 to 2018 and who finished the season in first position twice, 2017 and 2018, seeing herself so far from the top of women's tennis will not have been easy to bear.
The desire to fight, however, has never faded and now she, at almost 31 years old (she will turn them on September 27th), she trusts her in regaining possession of what she feels and that she has shown that she deserves.
The turning point was the beginning of the collaboration with the well-known French coach Patrick Mouratoglou, who accepted this challenge and rekindled in her that fire that allowed her, on August 14, to win the WTA 1000 in Toronto for the third time, but above all to return to the Top-10.
"I'm a different person than I was four years ago when I last won here. In general I am a different person and I know perfectly well how many things have changed since then. Yet the happiness of winning has always remained the same.
I think it will give me a lot of confidence for the upcoming tournaments," she declared enthusiastically after the triumph in Canada. Before that, Simona Halep also reached the semi-final at Wimbledon, where she was eliminated by future tournament winner Elena Rybakina.