Romanian tennis player Simona Halep shocked her growing male fan base when she announced that she would be having breast reduction surgery because her 34DD breasts were causing her to have severe back pain and were affecting her performance on the court.
Despite a fan petition pleading for her to reconsider, Halep went through with the surgery, reducing her bra size to a more manageable 34C.
Halep addressed her fans’ concerns by explaining:
‘It’s the weight that troubles me. My ability to react quickly, my breasts make me uncomfortable when I play.
‘I don’t like them in my everyday life, either. I would have gone for surgery even if I hadn’t been a sportswoman.’
Here’s a video of Simona Halep playing prior to the procedure and I think it’s rather obvious (despite the awesomeness) how difficult it was for her to play.
After spending last summer recovering from the procedure, Halep returned to the courts sans her infamous double faults at the 2010 French Open in May. The 2008 French Open junior champion was ranked 114 in the world at the time but lost to Australian Samantha Stosur in the opening round.
Most recently Halep played in the US Open, but once again her new shrinky dinks didn’t seem to help as she lost to Jelena Jankovic of Serbia August 31, 2010.
Here are some more before and after photos of Simona