Halep has torn ankle ligament, could miss French Open

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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) Simona Halep could miss the French Open because of a torn ankle ligament.

The fourth-ranked Romanian hurt her right ankle in the Italian Open final. She tripped while leading 5-2 in the first set and eventually lost to Elina Svitolina 4-6, 7-5, 6-1.

On Wednesday, Halep wrote on Instagram that she was ''keeping my fingers crossed for'' Roland Garros.

Haelp says an MRI scan ''shows a torn ligament from the fall in Roma,'' and adds that doctors say ''it's 50/50 at the moment but it's made good improvement since Sunday.''