Defending Champion Bianca Andreescu Reveals Her Intentions for the US Open

Published 06/18/2020, 12:26 PM EDT

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The 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu will be playing and defending her US Open crown this year. In a long tweet, she talked about her return, Coronavirus, safety, and the USTA.’

The US Open was granted permission by the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to hold the tournament as per schedule. And Andreescu’s North American counterparts Serena Williams and John Isner have announced that they will take part in this year’s US Open.

Andreescu also confirmed her participation hours after Serena’s announcement. She said she trusts the USTA for their plans to ensure safety for players and the organizers. The tournament is set to take place behind closed doors.


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“I have no doubt that the USTA has come up with the best plan to ensure our safety as we look to the return of tennis in 2020,” said Bianca Andreescu.

“The decision, I know was not made lightly and I completely support and understand every player’s personal opinions on the matter,” Said the World No.6.

Earlier Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal had uncertainties on their participation given the situation in the US.


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Andreescu has stressed the importance of safety and that has to be the priority when tennis restarts.


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“I can’t stress enough that the health and safety of, not only the players but of all those involved in making tennis happen again this season is and has always been, of the utmost importance,” said the Canadian.

Andreescu won her first grand slam in the 2019 US Open at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. She became the first Canadian male or female to win a grand slam title.

Andreescu ended the message in a positive and optimistic tone. She told everyone that she will try to bring back the tennis we know and ensure it reaches safely for everyone.


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Andreescu is just 20 and is one of the youngest grand slam champions. She won the 2019 US Open by defeating Serena. But she couldn’t start her 2020 after sustaining an injury in the 2019 WTA Finals. Due to the knee injury, she missed the 2020 Australian Open after which the pandemic halted all tennis.


Written by:

Bhavishya Mittal


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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.
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