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Simona Halep pulls out of Aegon Classic with Achilles injury


BIRMINGHAM, England -- Simona Halep has withdrawn from the Aegon Classic in Birmingham next week because of a left Achilles injury.

No. 5-ranked Halep says Sunday she has “some fluid inside the tendon so the doctor says that I have to rest for a few days” but that “it’s nothing serious.”

The grass-court event in Birmingham is a warmup for Wimbledon, which starts June 27.