Bianca Andreescu’s comeback delayed as she pulls out of Italian Open due to Covid-19 isolation rules

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A disappointed Bianca Andreescu

Bianca Andreescu’s 2021 clay debut has again been pushed back after she withdrew from the Italian Open as she is “at risk of being isolated again” following her recent positive Covid-19 test.

The world No 6 was forced to miss last week’s Madrid Open after she returned a positive coronavirus result shortly after her arrival in the Spanish capital.

She had high hopes of returning to action at the WTA 1000 event after a negative test, but the Italian isolation regulations has put an end to her hopes of making a comeback in Rome.

“Although I have tested negative following my isolation period in Madrid and having been back in full training the last few days, the Italian Government rules put me at risk of being isolated again if I travel to Italy, so unfortunately I have to withdraw from the Italian Open this year,” she wrote in a post on Instagram.

The 2019 US Open winner last played a competitive match in March when she retired hurt in the Miami Open final against Ashleigh Barty due to a foot injury.

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