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Back from injury rehab, Halep is ready for red clay
Published Apr 12, 2021
2018 French Open champion Simona Halep is ready to kick off her European campaign, back to training on clay courts after a two-week shoulder rehab.
"First day back after 2 weeks of rehab and back on the clay. Today was a good day,” Halep wrote.
The 29-year old Romanian withdrew from the Miami Open last month due to the injury.
“I’m very sorry to have to pull out of singles and doubles at the Miami Open, but my injury just let me play here at I expected,” she said at the time. “I’m sad that I can’t continue, I wanted to come here to give my best and play matches but unfortunately I can’t.”
Halep has played just one tournament since falling to eventual semifinalist Serena Williams in the last eight of the Australian Open in February. The world No. 3 is scheduled to headline Next week’s Porsche Tennis Grand Prix, alongside world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty.
Halep’s longtime coach Darren Cahill flew in to help his charge prepare for her grueling red-dirt campaign.
“Welcome back to the best country in the world, @darren_cahill,” she wrote on Twitter.