Simona Halep to play WTA Finals despite injury scare

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Simona Halep after losing to Ons Jabeur at the China Open; Getty Images

World No.1 Simona Halep plans to play at the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore, despite a back injury that ruined her chances during the Asian Swing.

The Romanian lost her opening matches in Wuhan and Beijing, before an MRI scan found she had a herniated disc.

However, fears that her season was over and surgery might be required were unfounded and Halep will be back in action in Singapore, if not before.

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“I talked with my team, with my relatives and we decided to play,” she told wtatour.com.

“It doesn’t matter what the people are saying. It does not affect me at all at this moment.

“Everything that I understand it was said, that I’m doing cortisone injections or I’m going to have a surgery, is false.

“It is very hard to give up, to abandon matches, of course, and this year has not happened very often.

“That’s why I’m going to keep my confidence high and we’ll see what’s going to happen in the future. I’m definitely going to the WTA Finals. The most important thing is health, but there is no question of surgery.”

The WTA Finals get under way in Singapore on October 28th.

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