Bianca Andreescu. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Photos)
Final year’s US Initiate champion Bianca Andreescu acknowledged Tuesday she’s going to take a seat out the leisure of the season to focal level on her “health and practising” after a year beset by damage.
Andreescu, who beat Serena Williams at Flushing Meadows 12 months ago to turn into Canada’s first Colossal Slam singles champion, has no longer played a match since hurting her knee final October at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen.
Final week the field number seven withdrew from the French Initiate, rescheduled to starting up on Sunday from Could perchance perchance attributable to the coronavirus pandemic.
She had already been forced to skip the defence of her US Initiate crown after being unable to successfully put together, in share thanks to the worldwide health disaster.
“I have come to the very best-wanting decision to skip the clay court swing this year and can merely amassed be taking the leisure of the season off to focal level on my health and practising,” Andreescu wrote on Twitter.
“As no longer easy because it used to be to come to this conclusion, I have so great to look forward to in 2021, including the Olympics; I must make consume of this time to focal level on my sport so I will come relief stronger and better than ever.”
Andreescu, 20, joins defending Roland Garros champion Ashleigh Barty and newly-topped US Initiate winner Naomi Osaka on the absentee listing for the September 27-October 11 Colossal Slam in Paris.