World quantity three Simona Halep has withdrawn from subsequent week’s Qatar Open in Doha, the organisers of the WTA 500 event introduced on Tuesday.
Halep, who misplaced in straight units to Serena Williams within the Australian Open quarterfinals final week, didn’t specify why she was pulling out of the hardcourt event to be held from March 1-6.
“Unfortunately I have made the decision to withdraw from the Qatar Total Open,” Halep mentioned in an announcement launched by the event organisers.
“It’s always one of my favourite stops on the tour and I really look forward to being back in Doha next year.”
World primary Ash Barty and American Sofia Kenin are anticipated to compete within the event together with the likes of Elina Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova and Aryna Sabalenka.