Canadian Tennis star Bianca Andreescu has decided to withdraw from the Grand Slam Australian Open this year. She suffered an ankle injury at the end of last season and has not fully recovered from it. US Open champion Andreescu gave this information on Twitter. She tweeted that it was a very difficult decision, because I love playing in Melbourne but I have to see about my ankle and body as well.
She further wrote, ‘My rehabilitation is going well. Every day I feel much better and stronger, but after consulting the doctor and talking to my team, I have decided. The rehab process will be ongoing during the Australian Open’. World number-6 women’s tennis player Andreescu suffered an ankle injury during the WTA Finals in Shenzhen, China.
Bianca also claimed glory at Indian Wells and the Rogers Cup and enjoyed a 17-match winning streak in which she did not lose a single completed contest, with a run that started in March finally ended by Naomi Osaka in October at the China Open. Her withdrawal will remove a significant obstacle for defending champion Osaka, as well as the likes of Williams, Ash Barty and Simona Halep, as Andreescu focuses on her continued recovery and the French Open. Aside from her run in New York, Andreescu has never gone beyond the second round of a major and will hope she is fit enough to change that fact at Roland Garros in May.
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