Mississauga's Andreescu pulls out of Australian tennis tournament

 

Injuries are slowing down Mississauga's Bianca Andreescu.

The 20-year-old tennis star has pulled out of an upcoming tournament in Australia after recently returning from an injury that kept her out of action for 15 months.

Andreescu now says she won't be competing in the Adelaide International tournament because of a leg injury.

"After coming back from 15 months (off) and playing long, tough matches, I'm dealing with a lower body issue," Andreescu said in a statement released by Adelaide International organizers. "I want to think about the rest of the season so I'm pulling out of Adelaide."

Just days ago Andreescu was defeated by Marie Bouzkova in the semi-final of the Phillip Island Trophy tournament in Melbourne and earlier had bowed out of the Australian Open when she lost to Hsieh Su-Wei in the second round.

Andreescu suffered a knee injury in October 2019 and had been training since before embarking on her recent return.

(Photo by Tennis Australia/Natasha Morello)

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