Bianca Andreescu withdraws from tournament due to injury


Published October 31, 2019 at 1:46 pm


Mississauga native and tennis superstar Bianca Andreescu has withdrawn from the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) finals due to a knee injury.

On Oct. 31, Andreescu’s withdrawal was announced on the WTA Final’s official Twitter page. 

“I had a scan Thursday to check my knee after last night’s match, and unfortunately the results show that I need to withdraw,” Andreescu is quoted as saying. 

On Oct. 28, Andreescu had her very first face off against Simona Halep, another top player with a recent big win under her belt after winning the 2019 Wimbledon Championships back in July.

Unfortunately, the Mississauga native wasn’t able to snag victory that time, with Halep taking the latter two sets to win the match.

Despite this setback, it’s been an incredible year for Andreescu. 

She’s taken the tennis world by storm, winning several major tournaments, including the U.S. Open. At the Open, she defeated tennis royalty and living legend Serena Williams in straight sets.

She became the first Canadian to ever win a Grand Slam singles title this season—when a player wins the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open—as well as the first-ever Grand Slam winner born in the 2000s. 

She’s still just 19 years old.

As far as the WTA finals go, first alternate Sofia Kenin will face Elina Svitolina on Friday.

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