“Government Rules Put Me at Risk”: Bianca Andreescu Yet Again Announces Sad News Ahead of Italian Open 2021

Published 05/09/2021, 5:04 PM 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


After Bianca Andreescu won her first Grand Slam title at the 2019 US Open by defeating Serena Williams in the final, she hasn’t managed to keep up the winning momentum due to repeated injuries. 

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During her run at the US Open in 2019, Andreescu defeated the likes of Belinda Bencic, Caroline Wozniacki, and Elise Mertens, as she proved to be one of the top talents to watch out for in the future. 

Bianca Andreescu of Canada serves in the Women’s Singles group match against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic on Day four of the 2019 WTA Finals at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center on October 30, 2019 in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

However, a knee injury barred her from playing top-notch tennis soon after. The Canadian didn’t play a single match last year owing to COVID-19, where she had enough time to heal from the injury.  

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Bianca Andreescu had a strong run at the Miami Open this year

In fact, Andreescu’s comeback was one of the most-awaited moments this year on the WTA tour. But the Canadian had a disappointing run at the Australian Open, where she lost in the second round. 

Apr 3, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Bianca Andreescu of Canada hits a forehand against Ashleigh Barty of Australia (not pictured) in the women’s singles final in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

However, Andreescu made her presence felt at the Miami Open as she reached the finals after going past top players like Garbine Muguruza, Amanda Anisimova, and Maria Sakkari. She was forced to retire against Ash Barty in the finals after getting injured in the second set. 

Just when the Canadian thought of making a mark at the Madrid Open, she tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Madrid. As a result, she pulled off from the tournament. 

Andreescu opts out of the Italian Open owing to the government rules

Andreescu was eager to participate in the Italian Open. Her name was there in the main draw that was released yesterday. But rules stated by the Italian government will force the Canadian to put herself in isolation before the tournament. 

As a result, the 2019 US Open winner decided to pull off from the upcoming Italian Open. She announced her withdrawal on Instagram.

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Although I have tested negative following my isolation period in Madrid and having been back in full training the last few days, the Italian Government rules put me at risk of being isolated again if I travel to Italy, so unfortunately I have to withdraw from the Italian Open this year,” wrote Andreescu. 

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The last couple of years have been extremely hard on the young talent as back-to-back upsets destroyed her momentum on-court. Andreescu might directly opt to play the French Open and test her luck on the red clay this year. 

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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