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Simona Halep: Wimbledon champion confirms calf tear

Wimbledon champion Simona Halep has a "small tear" in her calf after being injured in the Italian Open.

The injury casts doubt on the 29-year-old's hopes of playing the French Open - which she won in 2018 - and which starts this year on 30 May.

Wimbledon, which was cancelled last year, starts on 28 June.

"After an MRI here in Rome I can confirm that I have small tear high up in the left calf," said Halep.

"I will fly home and begin recovery in the pool and gym on Monday. I'm staying positive and will do everything I can to speed up my return.