Simona Halep delays nasal operation to play Fed Cup for Romania
BUCHAREST, Romania -- World No. 2 Simona Halep has postponed a nasal operation so she can play for Romania against the Czech Republic in the first round of the Fed Cup World Group.
Halep, 24, is expected to face Karolina Pliskova in the first singles match Saturday in the city of Cluj.
"Before I was sick ... and had many problems, but now I'm OK," Halep said Friday. "I have to have surgery later. It's tough to breathe but not that dangerous, so I can have the surgery later."
On Sunday, Halep plays Kvitova while Niculescu meets Pliskova.
If the Czechs win, it will boost their chances of winning the Fed Cup for a third consecutive year.