Bianca Andreescu Pens Heartfelt Note For Fans Post Australian Open 2021 Exit

Published 02/14/2021, 2:00 AM EST
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


Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu has shared a heartwarming note on her Twitter handle, detailing her struggle with injuries and how blessed she feels to be competing again.

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The 2019 US Open champion, who returned to action at the Australian Open after a long injury lay-off, crashed out in the second round after falling to a straight-set defeat to Taiwanese Hsieh Su-wei.

Andreescu crashed out in Round 2 of the Australian Open

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Her injury battle and eventual triumph came as a sobering experience for the Canadian who rose to dizzying heights in 2019, winning the US Open, Indian Wells, and Rogers Cup all in one year.

Andreescu’s dream run helped her move 147 points in the WTA standings.

However, just when she was poised for the next big leap in her career, injuries threatened to pull her down.

A knee injury forced her to withdraw from the Shenzhen WTA event in the fall of 2019, and she had to rise from “many tears shed alone during sleepless nights” to return to the swing of things.

Reflecting on her protracted injury battle, Andreescu wrote, “Life is the most amazing thing ever, yet, it can get so tough. That’s the beauty of it, they say.”

Crediting all those who helped and supported her through the dark days, the Canadian said she’s “beyond grateful” to be back in play “after so long”.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 10, 2021 Canada’s Bianca Andreescu in action during her second round match against Taiwan’s Su-Wei Hsieh REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

Bianca Andreescu spent a year out of tennis due to injury

She said it is the tough moments that taught her to persevere in the quest of her goals and made her ever more determined to return to the sport that she loves.

In an inspiring message to her fans and followers, she wrote that one should never feel lonely in times of distress and turn their “struggles” and “heartbreak” into “something beautiful”.

“For anyone struggling (if this resonates with you)…know that you’re not alone, you are loved and you matter,” Andreescu wrote.

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She said one should have the mindset not to feel weighed down by negativities all around and focus on what one can control. The Canadian said it always helps to draw strength and support from the loved ones when the chips are down.

Speaking to reporters after her second-round exit at the Australian Open, Andreescu said the saddest part was that she gave it her all and yet finished on the losing side.

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.

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