Simona Halep has shut down her 2022 season early following a nose surgery. The three-time Grand Slam champion took to Twitter to share an emotional, lengthy statement explaining the “panic attack” she had at the French Open earlier this year and the exhaustion she felt following the recent US Open before deciding to go under the knife.
Halep has announced that her 2022 season has come to an end following her recent nose surgery. The world No 9 announced on Monday that she had undergone surgery to solve breathing difficulties she faced but only told fans that she would be back “soon”.
On Thursday, the Romanian posted a further update as she confirmed the end of her season, explaining that the surgery was also for cosmetic reasons as well as her breathing problems. Halep reflected on her emotional season, including a “panic attack” at the French Open, as she explained that she almost retired at the beginning of the year.
“I would like to inform you about my current situation, reflect on what happened this year and as I always did, share with you my deep feelings,” she wrote. “As you all know already because I’ve talked about it many times, in February, I was very close to stop tennis because I didn’t believe I have enough power to come back to top 10. I was going through many anxious moments and I thought it is time to stop cause it is emotionally unhealthy.”