Wimbledon is losing color as the stars move away one by one. After Naomi Osaka, Rafael Nadal and Dominic Themes, last year's winning women's tennis star Simona Halep has removed her name. Halep will not be at Wimbledon due to a leg injury, the AP News.
However, Halep himself confirmed the news of the injury. In a statement, the Romanian player said, "The leg muscle injury has not healed yet. So I have to withdraw from Wimbledon with great frustration.
Halep is ranked No. 3 but would have been seeded second at the All England Club because second-ranked Naomi Osaka pulled out of Wimbledon earlier. Halep tore her calf during a match at the Italian Open in May and sat out the French Open, which she won in 2018 for the first of her two major championships.
In 2019, the last time Wimbledon was played, Halep beat Serena Williams 6-2, 6-2 in the final. Halep's withdrawal came shortly before the start of the draw at the All England Club. Play in the grass-court major tournament begins Monday.
Earlier, Nadal announced on Twitter that he was not at Wimbledon. "I have decided not to take part in this year's Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics," Nadal tweeted. This decision was not easy. But I made this decision after considering my physical problems and discussing it with my team.'