“Will Not Be Playing at Madrid Open”: Bianca Andreescu Announces Disappointing News

Published 04/25/2021, 3:55 PM EDT
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)


The tennis career of the young Canadian sensation, Bianca Andreescu has been marred with injuries right from the start. After stunning the tennis world by defeating Serena Williams in the US Open 2019 finals, she has had a difficult time dealing with injuries.

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Immediately after the US Open 2019, Andreescu had to withdraw from the WTA finals in October that year owing to a knee injury. The same injury kept her away from tennis throughout 2020. However, she showed confidence during her comeback in 2021.

Injuries taking a toll on the career of Bianca Andreescu

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The Canadian returned to the professional tour at the Miami Open this year and straightaway managed to reach the finals. On the route to the final, Andreescu defeated some tough opponents like Maria Sakkari, Garbine Muguruza, and Amanda Anisimova. In the finals against Ashleigh Barty, she was down a set before trampling on-court.

Following that mishap, the Canadian was forced to retire from the match and handed over the title to the Australian. However, Andreescu confirmed her participation in the upcoming Madrid Open.

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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)

While Andreescu’s clay-court record is not that great, she was expected to give a tough fight to players like Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Aryna Sabalenka, and others.

But the young Canadian tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving in Madrid to play the coveted Masters tournament. She shared the news on her Twitter account.

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The Madrid Masters is yet another tournament in the long list that Bianca Andreescu has been forced to withdraw from. It is unfortunate to see a young talent falling prey to back-to-back injuries and misfortunes. Her firepower against the legendary Serena Williams brought her a lot of admirers. Fans will hope that she recovers for the French Open in Paris.

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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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