Bianca Andreescu Shares Positive Message for Fans Ahead of Indian Wells 2021 Title-Defense

Published 10/05/2021, 1:34 AM EDT
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND: Bianca Andreescu of Canada celebrates after winning her semi final game against Su-wei Hsieh of China at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)


Because of an injury, Bianca Andreescu had to sit out the 2020 season entirely. However, slowly but steadily, she is now building her momentum back in the 2021 season. Although she hasn’t made a major impact, except finishing runner-up in Miami, she has been confident about her tennis. And now, she seems ready for the 2021 Indian Wells Masters, to defend her 2019 title. 

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Due to the coronavirus spread, the WTA 1000 Indian Wells Open got canceled last year. Moreover, the event also shifted from its traditional March date to October 2021 because of the pandemic. Hence, the 2019 champion Andreescu will come out as the defending champion after 932 days.

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Notably, Andreescu won the Indian Wells in 2019 as an 18-year-old unseeded player. She defeated Angelique Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in the final. Now, she is looking forward to playing in the desert again.

Bianca Andreescu addresses fans before Indian Wells title-defense

The 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu is stoked to begin her title defense at Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California, United States. 

Bianca said, “After two and a half years, I’m finally back in tennis paradise. And, I am more excited than ever, and I can’t for you guys to come to watch me play.”

Furthermore, many top players have opted out from competing in Indian Wells Open 2021. World No.1 Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka, and Serena Williams are a few of the names. 

Consequently, young players have a massive opportunity to make the most of this situation. Hence, Andreescu, too, has a good chance to pull defend her title after two and a half years.

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)

Andreescu missed out on the Canadian Open title-defense

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Earlier, the 21-year-old Canadian also came out to defend her 2019 Rogers Cup title. However, she lost in the third round against Ons Jabeur 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-1.

Sep 6, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Bianca Andreescu of Canada reacts after suffering an apparent injury while playing Maria Sakkari of Greece on day eight of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Hopefully, the time spent on the court will help her play confidently in the desert. But with the teenagers Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez also in the draw, it would still be an exciting tournament.

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Do you think Andreescu will rise to defend her title in WTA 1000 Indian Wells 2021? The tournament starts on 6th October 2021.

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Purav Joshi

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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