“Perfectly Healthy”: Bianca Andreescu Announces Her Comeback Date

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November 4, 2020 12:05 am

Tennis fans have something exciting to look forward to since Bianca Andreescu recently announced that she would make her comeback, most probably at the Australian Open 2021. The World No. 7 Andreescu last played a match in 2019 at the WTA Finals against Karolina Pliskova. She could not play the whole match due to a knee injury, which also forced her to skip the whole of the 2020 tennis season. Recently, she confirmed her presence in 2021 by sharing a message.

“I’m doing really well. The virus pushed me back, and some little personal things here and there, but right now I’m good, I’m training hard…I’m really looking forward to 2021,” announced a cheerful Andreescu.

Andreescu also spoke about how there were factors such as the coronavirus, apart from the knee injury, that became an obstacle for her. However, she believes that she is well enough and can return in 2021.

Andreescu shocked the entire world when she defeated the ‘Queen of Tennis’ Serena Williams in the finals of the US Open 2019. What was even more astonishing was that she achieved the feat at the age of 19. It was then that she caught worldwide attention. Unfortunately, an injury ruled her out of 2020 season.

“Wanted to take time to build everything in my life” – Bianca Andreescu

Bianca Andreescu of Canada walks off the court after withdrawing from her Women’s Singles match against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic due to an injury to her left leg on Day Four of the 2019 Shiseido WTA Finals at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center on October 30, 2019, in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Besides announcing her comeback date, the 20-year-old Canadian player also revealed what took her so much time to return to the court. She said that she wanted some time to relax and focus. She also expressed that this time actually helped her a lot.

“I’m perfectly healthy. I really wanted to take time to build everything in my life, and I think this time off helped me do that,” admitted Andreescu.

Fans were looking for Andreescu’s return since she has a spark in her gameplay. With her win over Williams at the US Open 2019, she became the first teenager to win a Grand Slam since 2006. Recently, Iga Swiatek also won the French Open 2020 at the age of 19 as well. The younger generation is definitely giving a tough fight to the established players, especially in the WTA tournaments. Fans will hope that she returns soon and exhibits her exceptional skills on the court once again.

 

Anshul Singh

Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. He is a big fan of Roger Federer and is ready to pay anything to watch him play. Before this, he has worked at the 'DU Express' as a writer and an editor. He is an ardent debater and a MUNer as well who has chaired several conferences all over India.

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