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Former U.S. Open winner Andreescu to sit out rest of season

Field Level Media
23 Sep 2020, 03:19 GMT+10

Former U.S. Open winner Bianca Andreescu announced Tuesday that she will miss the remainder of the 2020 season to focus on her "health and training."

The 20-year-old Canadian was unable to defend the U.S. Open title she won in 2019 in the recent tournament, saying she had been unable to properly prepare for the event due to the coronavirus pandemic. She also withdrew from the French Open last week.

"I have come to the difficult decision to skip the clay court swing this year and will be taking the remainder of the season off to focus on my health and training," Andreescu wrote Tuesday on Twitter.

"As hard as it was to come to this conclusion, I have so much to look forward to in 2021, including the Olympics; I want to use this time to focus on my game so I can come back stronger and better than ever."

Andreescu hasn't played in an event since last October due to a left knee injury and the eventual halting of WTA play due to the pandemic.

Andreescu, who is currently ranked No. 7 in the world, defeated Serena Williams in last year's U.S. Open final to notch the biggest victory of her career.

--Field Level Media

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