Done for 2020, Bianca Andreescu Sets Sights on 2021 and Olympics
- 22 Sep 2020
The 2019 US Open champion has not played a competitive match since sustaining a knee injury during the WTA Finals last October.
The 20-year-old world No 7 had a banner 2019 season. She became the first player in history to win the US Open on her main draw debut in 2019. She also claimed her maiden title at Indian Wells last March, when she became the youngest player to triumph in the California desert since 1999. Last August Andreescu became the first Canadian to win the Rogers Cup since 1969.
Andreescu’s agent had already confirmed her withdrawal from the French Open, with the main draw due to begin on Sunday.
And in a post on social media, Andreescu wrote: “I have come to the difficult decision to skip the clay-court swing this year and will be taking the remainder of the season off to focus on my health and my training.
“As hard as it was to come to this conclusion, I have so much to look forward to in 2021, including the Olympics; I want to use this time to focus on my game so I can come back stronger and better than ever.
— Bianca (@Bandreescu_) September 22, 2020
“As always, all of your encouraging words and support mean the world to me and I look forward to getting back on the court and competing for Canada next year!”