Bianca Andreescu Announces Unfortunate News for Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/12/2021, 11:49 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 missing out on the entire 2020 season, Bianca Andreescu has had a tough time in 2021 so far. In the three Grand Slams that have transpired till now, her record is 1-3, winning only one match at the Australian Open. Now, the young Canadian has made a difficult decision about her participation in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

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Starting late in July 2021, the Games would commence behind closed doors and adhere to stringent regulations due to the ongoing pandemic outbreak. As a result, many tennis players have pulled out from the world’s biggest sporting event. The list so far includes Rafael Nadal, Venus and Serena Williams, Dominic Thiem, and many other top players.

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Will Bianca Andreescu play at the Tokyo Olympics?

Recently, 21-year-old Bianca Andreescu took to Instagram to inform fans about her decision regarding the Olympics. Due to the strict rules and tiring times, she has confirmed that she will not play this year. Here’s what she said.

“To all my amazing fans, I would like to inform you that I have made the very difficult decision to not play in the Tokyo Olympics later this month. I have been dreaming of representing Canada at the Olympics since I was a little girl, but with all the challenges we are facing as it relates to the pandemic, I know that deep in my heart, this is the right decision to make for myself.”

The only good news is that the young Canadian looks forward to playing in Fed Cup ties and Paris Olympics 2024.

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)

Therefore, as she would not travel to Japan, she would dedicate her time to preparing for the US Open 2021. However, both aspiring Canadians, Denis Shapovalov and Bianca Andreescu, will not represent Canada at the Tokyo Olympics this year.

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What is next for Bianca in 2021?

The 2019 US Open champion would aim to make a good run at the Flushing Meadows in New York. It would unquestionably play as a morale booster for young Bianca.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Bianca Andreescu of Canada reacts as she is interviewed by ESPN Reporter Tom Rinaldi during the trophy presentation ceremony after winning the Women’s Singles final against Serena Williams of the United States on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Given her 12-7 record on the Tour, the Canadian might want to work on her consistency. Although she has immense potential, factors such as match fitness have hampered her career.

Hopefully, Bianca will compete throughout the 2021 season on the WTA Tour. It would not be surprising if she wins her fourth singles title this year.

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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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