Simona Halep has Achilles injury

Updated: February 18, 2014, 9:15 AM ET
Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Seventh-seeded Simona Halep of Romania retired with a right Achilles injury and fatigue while trailing Alize Cornet of France 6-1, 1-1, in her opening match at the Dubai Championships on Tuesday.

The ninth-ranked Halep, who won the Qatar Open on Sunday, complained of an inflamed Achilles during her run to the Doha title.

"I wanted to try because I like to try to fight for my chance, but here I couldn't," Halep said. "After one set I realized that it ...

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