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'Sad' Simona Halep to Miss Fed Cup Tie

World number two Simona Halep said Tuesday that she will miss Romania's Fed Cup tie with Canada this weekend after an injury picked up at a grueling Australian Open failed to heal.

"After spending the last week resting and rehabbing my injury from the Australian Open, unfortunately it has not recovered quickly enough," the 26-year-old said on Facebook.

"I'm sad as playing for Romania is very important to me but I look forward to seeing everyone in Cluj as I will travel to support my teammates in this very important tie. Good luck Romania!"

Halep had a tough time in Melbourne last month, turning her ankle and battling her way through several marathon matches to a hot and humid final, only to lose to Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki.

She later admitted crying after the loss, the third time she has been runner-up in a Grand Slam final, but said that "life goes on" and vowed to bounce back once her body healed.

Source: Agence France Presse


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