Bucharest - World No 3 Simona Halep revealed on Wednesday that she has postponed a nose operation so she can play for Romania in this weekend's Fed Cup clash against the Czech Republic.
Halep said last month that she was to undergo surgery which would sideline her from the Fed Cup opening round as well as WTA events in Dubai and Doha.
"I have had some health problems for some time (nose, ears and stomach) and the doctors advised me to have surgery. But it's not urgent so I decided to postpone the operation and play in the Fed Cup tie," Halep said.
The Saturday and Sunday clash against the reigning champions will be staged in Cluj in the north-east of Romania.
"I don't know when I will have the operation. It is necessary and will help me a lot but at the moment I feel fine. The prognosis is good."
Halep lost her world number two spot to Angelique Kerber after the German stunned Serena Williams in the Australian Open final on Saturday.