Paris - World No 4 Simona Halep says she has only a
"50-50" chance of being fit for the French Open after injuring her
ankle during the Italian Open final last week in Rome.
The Romanian posted a composite photograph on her Instagram
account showing the 25-year-old having treatment on the injury.
"Arriving early in Paris for treatment. The MRI scan
shows a torn ligament from the fall in Roma," the 2014 French Open
"I'm keeping my fingers crossed for RG (Roland Garros)
and will do everything possible to be ready. Doctors say it's 50/50 at the
moment but it's made good improvement since Sunday.
"We are remaining very positive."
With Serena Williams, Victoria Azarenka and Maria Sharapova
all absent, Halep would be one of the favourites to claim what would be a
maiden grand slam crown at the 28 May - 11 June tournament.
She won the title in Madrid and looked on course to follow
that triumph in Rome but stumbled early in the final against Ukraine's Elina
Svitolina and went on to lose in three sets.