Bianca Andreescu forced to withdraw from tournament due to injury

 

Bianca Andreescu, a renowned tennis superstar who hails from Mississauga, has been forced to withdraw from next month's ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand due to a knee injury.

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) says that Andreescu, who is ranked number five in the world, is still struggling with a knee injury that she sustained at the WTA Finals. 

Andreescu made waves in Auckland last year when she defeated Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams. 

“I’m super-disappointed about it,” Andreescu said in a social media video clip, as reported by the WTA. 

“But I spoke to my team and I really have to do what’s best for my knee right now. I have so many amazing memories there, so hopefully I can create more in 2021.”

The WTA says Andreescu injured her left knee injury in her second round-robin match in Shenzhen at the end of October. She retiring against Karolina Pliskova and withdrew from the tournament.

The WTA says the ASB Classic begins on Jan. 6. Grand Slam champions Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Ostapenko will play, as will defending champion Julia Goerges.

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