Bianca Andreescu Announces Unhappy News for Australian Open 2022

Published 12/06/2021, 12:24 PM EST

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One of the tennis players to have been unfortunately rattled by injuries very early in her career is Canada’s Bianca Andreescu. After a roaring start to her career that witnessed her destroying some top-notch opponents, including Serena Williams at the 2019 US Open, the Canadian’s career graph was expected to shoot up. However, that never really happened due to various niggling injuries.

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As tennis began after a long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Andreescu decided to sit out of later stages of the 2020 season. Even before the pandemic, the Canadian missed the initial months on tour last year due to a knee injury.

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Bianca Andreescu announces shock decision ahead of Australian tennis summer

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Now, after an uneventful 2021 season, Andreescu announced on Twitter that she won’t be participating in the Australian tennis summer that’s scheduled to begin next January.

I want to give myself extra time to re-set, recover, and grow from this and continue to inspire by doing charity work, giving back and working on myself. I will therefore not start my season in Australia this (next) year, but will take some additional time to reflect, train, and be ready for the upcoming 2022 tennis season.”

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This news might come off as a shock to fans who were expecting Andreescu to bounce back stronger on the WTA tour in Australia.

But, it’s important to note that the youngster faced a lot of challenges physically over the past couple of years and even during this season, she appeared to be bothered by one injury or the other on-court.

Andreescu had a difficult 2021 WTA season

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Looking back at Andreescu’s performances this year on the WTA tour, she reached the finals at the Miami Open, where she was forced to retire mid-way during the final against Ashleigh Barty.

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Since Miami, the Canadian rising star failed to live up to the expectations on clay and grass but managed to put up a decent run at the US Open by reaching the fourth round. Andreescu lost to Maria Sakkari in the pre-quarters in a three-set thriller.

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Bianca Andreescu’s last tournament this year was Indian Wells, where she lost in the pre-quarters to Anett Kontaveit in straight sets.

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
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