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Canadian Tennis Star, Bianca Andreescu Is Missing from the Australian Open

December 16, 2021


Grand Slam champion Bianca Andreescu has withdrawn from the Australian Open due to a torn pectoral muscle, her spokesperson confirmed to CBC News Thursday morning. told, the 21-year-old suffered the injury during training in Sydney on Wednesday and will require surgery. Andreescu claimed the 2018 Rogers Cup title at Montreal’s Uniprix Stadium in August and won her first-ever Grand Slam match.

Andreescu took to social media to explain her reasons for skipping the summer swing in Australia. She cited a knee injury as well as physical and mental exhaustion as factors in her decision to skip one of her favourite tournaments on tour. She plans on spending some time recovering and working with a trainer before returning later for Wimbledon.

Tennis star and Canadian National Team member, Bianca Andreescu announced on Monday that she would not be participating in next week’s 2021 Australian Open. In a statement released by Tennis Canada, her knee injury was called severe and that she underwent successful surgery. While we wish our number one player a speedy recovery so she can get back to crushing opponents on the court for years to come, it seems like there’s plenty of reason for people to have their eyebrows raised here. First off, if anyone was paying attention last year they would have noticed many of Ms. Andreescu’s matches were held up by health issues; including an early exit at Wimbledon due to a foot injury.

Should we be worried about our former Grand Slam champion? How important is her absence to Canadian tennis? Will she be ready for Wimbledon? Only time will tell but I think we’re all holding our breath a little. The reason for her absence isn’t yet known and many of us are looking forward to seeing Bianca’s return when she is well enough to play again. Here’s hoping that happens soon.