‘I will be taking the rest of the season off,’ says Bianca Andreescu as injury nightmare continues

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Bianca Andreescu

Bianca Andreescu has decided to write off the 2020 season in a bid to ‘come back stronger’ following injury.

The Canadian star has endured a torrid time with injury since winning the US Open in 2019.

She attempted a comeback in February but was unable to build her fitness, and she opted not to defend her title at Flushing Meadows when tennis resumed following its coronavirus suspension.

“I have come to the difficult decision to skip the clay court swing this year,” Andreescu said on social media.

“I will be taking the remainder of the season off to focus on my health and 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.”

With Andreescu now confirmed to miss the French Open, organisers in Paris are seeing the women’s draw struggling for star power, just as the US Open did earlier this month.

World number one Ashleigh Barty, the defending champions at Roland Garros, will not take part his year, and US Open champion Naomi Osaka has also withdrawn.

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