Bianca Andreescu has suffered another devastating setback after an injury-plagued 18 months on the WTA Tour.
The Canadian star introduced on Sunday that she’s been pressured to withdraw from the upcoming Madrid Open after testing constructive for COVID-19.
“After testing unfavourable twice earlier than my flight to Madrid, I used to be sadly knowledgeable that I had examined constructive upon arrival for Covid-19 and due to this fact is not going to be enjoying on the Madrid Open later this week,” the World No.6 wrote on Twitter.
“I’m feeling good, I’m resting, and persevering with to comply with the well being protocols and security pointers.
“I stay up for getting again on the court docket very quickly.”
It serves as yet one more setback for the 20-year-old, who retired hurt in the Miami Open final against Ash Barty final month with a proper foot damage.
After stunning Serena Williams to win the US Open last in 2019, Andreescu has endured a horrible run of accidents.
She spent 15 months on the sidelines with a knee damage earlier than finally returning to the court at the Australian Open in February.
She fell in straight units within the second spherical to Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei, however appeared to be discovering the shape that noticed her win her maiden grand slam title.
She additionally sat out Canada’s Billie Jean King Cup playoff tie in opposition to Serbia in April, however had hoped to be prepared for the clay-court swing main as much as the French Open.
Followers have been left gutted over Andreescu’s newest setback.
Ash Barty’s double triumph on birthday weekend
In the meantime, Barty has celebrated her birthday weekend by winning two titles – and a model new sports activities automobile – on the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart after a 3rd consecutive comeback triumph within the singles last in opposition to Aryna Sabalenka.
To finish one other landmark week, the Australian, who turned 25 on Saturday, then gained the doubles title on a busy, enjoyable – and profitable – Sunday along with her American companion Jennifer Brady.
After her singles win, Barty was offered along with her 68,570 Euros ($A107,074) winner’s cheque and a model new Porsche, which appeared completely acceptable for somebody who had accelerated away majestically after an early check from Sabalenka.
Barty had simply over an hour’s relaxation earlier than becoming a member of forces along with her buddy, Australia Open finalist Brady, to beat the top-seeded US pairing Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Desirae Krawczyk 6-4 5-7 [10-5].
Nonetheless contemporary after three-and-a-half hours on court docket all informed, Barty celebrated changing into the primary reigning world No.1 since Justine Henin in 2007 to win in Stuttgart and the primary since American Lindsay Davenport 20 years earlier to win each finals on the similar event there.
“It is extraordinarily humbling to be even talked about in the identical sentence as each Justine and Lindsay, they’re each legends of the sport,” she stated.
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