Tennis star to have surgery to shrink 'uncomfortable' 34DD breasts
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 11:36 AM on 29th May 2009
A Romanian tennis star has announced she will undergo breast reduction surgery in a bid to boost her performance on the court.
Simona Halep, 17, says her 34DD breasts are hampering her tennis and is reported to have scheduled private surgery later this year.
The teenager, who has a host of junior tennis titles and won the junior French Open last year, says the operation would mean she has less weight to carry on court.
'Uncomfortable': Simona Halep, 17, seen in action winning the French Open junior title last year, says her 34DD breasts slow down her reaction time
The 5ft 5in player has said her large bust means she is slow to react to opponents' shots. She said: 'This fall I'll have a breast reduction operation.
'The breasts make me uncomfortable when I play. It's the weight that troubles me - my ability to react quickly.'
Miss Halep, from Constantza, Romania, is currently ranked 264th in the world. She lost in the second qualifying round for this year's French Open at Roland Garros.
Fans of the tennis star have started an online petition to get her to reconsider her decision to have surgery.