Bucharest - World No 3 Simona Halep revealed on Wednesday that she has
postponed a nose operation so she can play for Romania in this weekend's
Fed Cup clash against the Czech Republic.
Halep said last month that she was to undergo surgery which would
sideline her from the Fed Cup opening round as well as WTA events in
Dubai and Doha.
"I have had some health problems for some time (nose, ears and
stomach) and the doctors advised me to have surgery. But it's not urgent
so I decided to postpone the operation and play in the Fed Cup tie,"
The Saturday and Sunday clash against the reigning champions will be staged in Cluj in the north-east of Romania.
"I don't know when I will have the operation. It is necessary and
will help me a lot but at the moment I feel fine. The prognosis is
Halep lost her world number two spot to Angelique Kerber after the
German stunned Serena Williams in the Australian Open final on Saturday.