World number one Simona Halep has pulled out of her final tournament before the US Open because of an Achilles injury.
The Romanian, 26, will be replaced in the Connecticut Open by Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic.
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Halep won the Rogers Cup in Montreal and reached the Cincinnati Masters final in the past two weeks.
“I feel very sore and I need some rest. I had so many matches in the last two weeks, so it’s tough,” she said.
The US Open at Flushing Meadows in New York starts on 27 August.
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