Simona Halep, the defending champion in women’s singles at Wimbledon, announced on Friday that she has withdrawn from this year’s tournament due to an injury. Halep, the No. 3-ranked player in the world, attributed her withdrawal to a calf injury suffered last month at the Italian Open.

Halep’s withdrawal marks the second-straight major she has missed due to her injury, as she was also forced to withdraw from the French Open. Halep’s withdrawal from Wimbledon is especially significant, as she won the women’s singles championship the last time the tournament was held in 2019, becoming the first Romanian to do so.

“I gave it everything I had in order to be ready to play Wimbledon…

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