US Open champion Bianca Andreescu will skip the upcoming Toray Pacific Open in Osaka after being struck down with a leg injury.
The 19-year-old beat Serena Williams in New York to win her first Grand Slam just a week ago, but it appears it may have come at a cost.
“I’m sorry to have to miss The Toray Pan Pacific Open this year,” said on the WTA website.
“I know it’s the biggest women’s tennis event in Japan and one that I look forward to playing in the future. Hope to see you all soon!”
US Open semi-finalist Belinda Bencic is also set to miss the tournament, citing a foot injury as the cause.
“I am sad not to be able to come to Osaka this year and play in the Toray Pan Pacific Open,” Bencic said.
19-year-old Bianca Andreescu sneaks a forehand winner past Serena Williams on her way to becoming the #USOpen champion in today’s AI Highlight of the Day, insights by @IBM Watson. pic.twitter.com/KjGJk3WHZ2
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 7, 2019
“I always love playing in Japan and especially in front of the passionate fans, but I need to give my foot some rest before I start the Asia swing.
“I am looking forward to coming back to Japan next year and wish the tournament all the best for this year’s edition.”
French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova (wrist) will also miss the event with injury.
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