WTA world number 39 Sorana Cirstea announced that she won't play any more tournaments in 2022 because of a shoulder injury. The Romanian player has been carrying the injury since the US Open, where she bowed down to Belinda Bencic in the second round of the Grand Slam.
"Since the US Open I have been dealing with a shoulder injury. The recovery period is longer than I expected and that's why I haven't participated in any tournaments in the last few weeks. I have decided to finish the 2022 season here, so that I can recover and build a strong team.
See you on the field in 2023! ", Sorana Cîrstea wrote on Instagram as quoted by Digi Sport.
Simona Halep's 2022 is also over
Former Wimbledon champion Simona Halep closed her 2022 season because of nose surgery.
Here is her announcement: “Having problems with the breathing for many years already and becoming worse with the time, I decided to follow the advice of my doctors and do the needed surgery. I couldn’t do it earlier because I never found the necessary three months for recovery.
I did also the esthetic past, that I wanted to do for a long time as I did not like my nose at all. I know many of you can understand me,” Halep added. Speaking on her next plans, Halep said she will take some time to rest and heal before returning to action.
“For the moment I am not thinking anything but recovery. What is sure, is that this year I won’t be able to compete in any official tournament anymore. My 2022 season is over. 2022, you have been an interesting year full of everything!
See you on court, 2023! I feel I still have a lot to do on a tennis court and still have some goals,” Halep concluded. Yet, Simona Halep will make a comeback before Christmas. Related: Simona Halep to make tennis comeback alongside Djokovic and Swiatek.