FILE - In this Saturday, June 9, 2018 file photo, Romania's Simona Halep holds the trophy and celebrates winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sloane Stephens of the U.S. in three sets 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France. Simona Halep has withdrawn from the International grass-court tournament in Eastbourne, considered a a warmup for Wimbledon, which starts July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Halep withdraws from Eastbourne due to Achilles pain

June 20, 2018 - 9:38 am

LONDON (AP) — Recently crowned French Open champion Simona Halep has withdrawn from next week's Nature Valley International grass-court tournament in Eastbourne.

The top-ranked Halep says in a statement that she felt Achilles tendon pain and inflammation during her title run in Paris "and it has yet to fully recover."

Halep adds that doctors have advised her to rest more "while continuing treatment."

Eastbourne is a warmup for Wimbledon, which starts July 2.

Halep has not played since beating Sloane Stephens for the Roland Garros title earlier this month.

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