Simona Halep has her nose operated on after US Open defeat and divorce

Two-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep revealed she recently underwent nose surgery that ended her 2022 season.

In a lengthy note posted to her Twitter account on Thursday – which included a photo of Halep’s bandaged nose – the 2018 French Open and Wimbledon 2019 winner declared that she was “mentally exhausted”. The 30-year-old Romanian said she underwent nose surgery at the discretion of her doctor because she had years of breathing problems that were “worsening” over time.

“I could never do it before because I never found the three months I needed for recovery because tennis has always come first in my life,” she said. “But I felt like it was the right time to do it and also to do something for me as a person.

“That’s why I also did the aesthetic part, which I’ve wanted to do for a long time because I didn’t like my nose at all. So I did it, I solved the functional part and the aesthetic part.”

Simona Halep was upset in the first round of this year's US Open.
Simona Halep was upset in the first round of this year’s US Open.
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Halep’s post came shocking after her First-round loss to qualifier Daria Snigur at the US Open Last month. A little over a week later, the news broke this Halep is divorcing her billionaire husband. Toni Iuruc, less than a year after their marriage.

“I don’t know how long recovery will take, right now I’m thinking of nothing but recovery,” Halep wrote. “One thing is certain: I won’t be able to take part in any official tournaments this year.

“My 2022 season is over. 2022, you’ve been an interesting year full of everything! See you on the pitch, 2023! I feel like I still have a lot to do on a tennis court and I still have some goals.”

Simona Halep returns a shot against Daria Snigur on the opening day of this year's US Open.
Simona Halep returns a shot against Daria Snigur on the opening day of this year’s US Open.
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Halep didn’t directly address her relationship with Iuruc in her Twitter note.

Iuruc, meanwhile, confirmed the split and told Romanian reporters it was a joint decision. according to news.com.au. On Thursday they would have celebrated their first wedding anniversary.

“We decided together with Simona to separate,” said Iuruc. “Stop insisting, it’s my last public appearance… The lawyers will do the rest in the most civilized way possible. Thank you for your understanding.”

Halep and Iuruc started dating in 2018.

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