Simona Halep has withdrawn from this year’s French Open due to a calf injury.

Halep won her first grand slam title at the tournament in 2018, but picked up the injury in Rome earlier this month.

“It’s with a heavy heart that I announce my withdrawal from Roland Garros this year,” Halep wrote on her twitter account.

“Unfortunately the tear in my left calf muscle needs more time to recover and the timeline is just too short.

“Withdrawing from a grand slam goes against all my instincts and aspirations as an athlete, but it is the right and only decision to make.

“The thought of not being in Paris fills me with sadness, but I will focus my energy on recovery, staying positive and getting back on court as soon as it is safe to do so.”