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Tennis stars Raonic, Halep withdraw from Olympics, cite Zika

  • FILE - In this Sunday, July 10, 2016 file photo, Milos Raonic of Canada plays a return to Andy Murray of Britain during the men's singles final on the fourteenth day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Two top-10 tennis players have withdrawn from the Rio Olympics, citing concerns about the Zika virus.Fifth-ranked Simona Halep on the women's side and No. 7 Milos Raonic for the men announced their decisions Friday, July 15, 2016 after their names were listed on the International Tennis Federation's roster for next month's Summer Games.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, July 10, 2016 file photo, Milos Raonic of Canada plays a return to Andy Murray of Britain during the men's singles final on the fourteenth day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Two top-10 tennis players have withdrawn from the Rio Olympics, citing concerns about the Zika virus.Fifth-ranked Simona Halep on the women's side and No. 7 Milos Raonic for the men announced their decisions Friday, July 15, 2016 after their names were listed on the International Tennis Federation's roster for next month's Summer Games.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, July 5, 2016 file photo, Simona Halep of Romania returns to Angelique Kerber of Germany during their women's singles match on day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. wo top-10 tennis players have withdrawn from the Rio Olympics, citing concerns about the Zika virus.Fifth-ranked Simona Halep on the women's side and No. 7 Milos Raonic for the men announced their decisions Friday, July 15, 2016 after their names were listed on the International Tennis Federation's roster for next month's Summer Games.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

    FILE - In this Tuesday, July 5, 2016 file photo, Simona Halep of Romania returns to Angelique Kerber of Germany during their women's singles match on day eight of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. wo top-10 tennis players have withdrawn from the Rio Olympics, citing concerns about the Zika virus.Fifth-ranked Simona Halep on the women's side and No. 7 Milos Raonic for the men announced their decisions Friday, July 15, 2016 after their names were listed on the International Tennis Federation's roster for next month's Summer Games.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Sunday, July 10, 2016 file photo, Milos Raonic of Canada plays a return to Andy Murray of Britain during the men's singles final on the fourteenth day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Two top-10 tennis players have withdrawn from the Rio Olympics, citing concerns about the Zika virus.Fifth-ranked Simona Halep on the women's side and No. 7 Milos Raonic for the men announced their decisions Friday, July 15, 2016 after their names were listed on the International Tennis Federation's roster for next month's Summer Games.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

    FILE - In this Sunday, July 10, 2016 file photo, Milos Raonic of Canada plays a return to Andy Murray of Britain during the men's singles final on the fourteenth day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Two top-10 tennis players have withdrawn from the Rio Olympics, citing concerns about the Zika virus.Fifth-ranked Simona Halep on the women's side and No. 7 Milos Raonic for the men announced their decisions Friday, July 15, 2016 after their names were listed on the International Tennis Federation's roster for next month's Summer Games.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)  (The Associated Press)

Two top-10 tennis players have withdrawn from the Rio Olympics, citing concerns about the Zika virus.

Fifth-ranked Simona Halep on the women's side and No. 7 Milos Raonic for the men announced their decisions Friday after their names were listed on the International Tennis Federation's roster for next month's Summer Games.

The 24-year-old Halep posted on Facebook: "Family is much too important for me and I can't risk not being able to have one of my own after my career in tennis is over."

The Romanian was the runner-up at the 2014 French Open.

Raonic made his first major final at Wimbledon this month. In a statement, the 25-year-old Canadian said that "I am making this decision for a variety of health concerns including the uncertainty around the Zika virus."