BREATH OF FRESH AIR Two-time Grand Slam winner Simona Halep undergoes nose surgery after finding it ‘hard to breathe’ following US Open exit

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SIMONA HALEP has undergone nose surgery after “finding it hard to breathe” following her US Open exit.

The 30-year-old Romanian has enjoyed major success on the tennis court in the past, winning the French Open in 2018 and Wimbledon the year after.

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Simona Halep has revealed that she has undergone surgery following her US Open exit

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The Romanian star has had an operation on her nose

However, fans were shocked recently when Halep was dumped out of the US Open courtesy of a surprise first round defeat to Daria Snigur.

She has been dealing with breathing issues for some time and has now revealed she underwent an operation to try to solve the problem.

Sharing a snap of her laying in a hospital bed, Halep also posted a statement that read: “Hi everyone, as some might already know, I have been struggling for a while with nose problems and it got worse during the summer, especially in Washington.

“This problem made it hard to breathe and even worse during the nights as I was going through complete blocked nose.

“The only way to solve the problem was to undergo a surgery. The doctor Daniel Popescu has performed it and taken this opportunity to also make a plastic surgery intervention.

“Thank you! I also want to thank my anesthesiologist Doctor Uleia Alex.”  She added: “Everything went well. I will need a few weeks of rest before I can start again any physical activity. See you soon on the tennis court.”

It comes after Romanian media reported that Halep and her billionaire husband Toni Iuruc were getting divorced.  She has now confirmed via Instagram that those rumours were true.  Halep said: “Toni and I decided by mutual consent to go our separate ways.  “I would like the press to respect our privacy and treat this subject with decency and discretion.”

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