WATCH: Bianca Andreescu Intensifies Training As She Targets Comeback at Miami Open 2021

Published 03/16/2021, 6:33 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 10, 2021 Canada’s Bianca Andreescu during her second round match against Taiwan’s Su-Wei Hsieh REUTERS/Jaimi Joy


Canada’s rising star Bianca Andreescu captured headlines when she won the US Open 2019. During that tournament, the then 19-year-old teenager beat the legendary Serena Williams in her first Grand Slam final appearance. In doing that, she became the first Canadian player to lift a Grand Slam title. 

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However, things have been dicey for Bianca Andreescu since then. She was absent from the women’s Tour after suffering from a knee injury during the season-ending WTA Finals in 2019. The Canadian star returned at the Australian Open this year after a 15-month absence, and her stint ended in the second round.

Bianca Andreescu of Canada plays Angelique Kerber of Germany during the women’s final of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Bianca Andreescu targets return at Miami Open 2021

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Recently, the 2019 US Open champion was seen engaging in intense drills. She is determined to bounce back and is targeting a return at the upcoming Miami Open 2021. In the clip, Bianca can be seen running in the scorching heat on the court from the baseline to the net and back in order to recover from her knee injury. 

Andreescu featured at the Australian Open this season, but her journey didn’t last long. The injury she suffered in the 2019 season still bothered her. After that, she skipped three WTA events in order to not further aggravate her knee. 

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Bianca Andreescu of Canada reacts as she is interviewed by ESPN Reporter Tom Rinaldi during the trophy presentation ceremony after winning the Women’s Singles final against Serena Williams of the United States on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Bianca’s first Major appearance was at Wimbledon in 2017. However, she was handed a first-round defeat. In the following year, she failed to qualify to the main draw of any of the four Grand Slams.

In 2019, after coming as far as the second round at the Australian Open and French Open, she lifted her maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open and since then, has managed to play a few tournaments. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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