Bianca Andreescu. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Photography)
Closing year’s US Open champion Bianca Andreescu said Tuesday she can take a seat out the the leisure of the season to focus on her “health and coaching” after a year beset by ruin.
Andreescu, who beat Serena Williams at Flushing Meadows 12 months prior to now to modified into Canada’s first Gigantic Slam singles champion, has no longer played a match since hurting her knee closing October on the WTA Finals in Shenzhen.
Closing week the arena quantity seven withdrew from the French Open, rescheduled to launch on Sunday from Can also attributable to the coronavirus pandemic.
She had already been compelled to skip the defence of her US Open crown after being unable to properly put together, in half thanks to the global health disaster.
“I rep arrive to the sophisticated choice to skip the clay court docket swing this year and will likely be taking the the leisure of the season off to focus on my health and coaching,” Andreescu wrote on Twitter.
“As laborious because it modified into to reach help to this conclusion, I rep so extra special to own up for in 2021, including the Olympics; I rep to exhaust this time to focus on my game so I will arrive help stronger and better than ever.”
Andreescu, 20, joins defending Roland Garros champion Ashleigh Barty and newly-crowned US Open winner Naomi Osaka on the absentee checklist for the September 27-October 11 Gigantic Slam in Paris.