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Bianca Andreescu

Bianca Andreescu, Local, u.s. open

Defending champion Bianca Andreescu withdraws from US Open – The Canadian News

With her preparations hampered during the COVID-19 pandemic, defending champion Bianca Andreescu withdrew from the US Open. The Canadian made the announcement on Thursday, calling the decision difficult. Andreescu has not played a game since suffering a knee injury last October. "I have taken this step to focus on my fitness for the game and make sure I come back ready to play at my highest level," Andreescu said in a statement. “Last year's US Open victory has been the highest point of my career so far and I will miss… being there. However, I realize that unforeseen challenges, including the COVID pandemic, have compromised my ability to prepare and compete to the degree necessary to play at the highest level. " The New York tournament will now not feature the two reigning ...