Bianca Andreescu back on court and tipped to shine at Roland Garros

Bianca Andreescu Indian Wells champion

Bianca Andreescu is back training ahead of a Roland Garros return, says coach Sylvain Bruneau, who believes she could be a force on clay.

The Canadian teen hasn’t played since the end of March when she was forced to retire from the Miami Open, but she is back now and heading to the Rafael Nadal Academy in Mallorca to begin her clay-court preparations.

And, despite her absence, Bruneau believes she can have some decent expectations on the red dirt.

“It’s been a long break so we need to go slowly and surely and smartly about it, which is what he intend to do,” Bruneau said.

“Then hopefully we’ll build over the next couple weeks and get her ready to play and perform in Paris.

“It (clay) suits her game really, really well.

“She’s able to do the spins, the angles and variations. So I think she’s going to be very effective.”

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Although players tend to like to play a warm-up tournament or two before a Grand Slam, Andreescu is keeping an open mind about exactly when she will return.

“We’ll see. I don’t think we can really put out objectives now with the long (time) without training and being away from the court,” Bruneau said.

“I think we’re going to just go into the clay-court season and hope that she stays healthy.

“I think it would be a little premature after such a long break to have really high expectations. We’ll just go day by day.”

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