Mississauga’s Andreescu pulls out of Italian Open with ‘continuing illness’
Published May 14, 2021 at 12:34 am
The return to competition after battling COVID-19 will have to wait for Mississauga’s Bianca Andreescu.
The world’s No. 7 ranked player was set to play at next week’s Italian Open, but has had to withdraw from the event in Parma, Italy citing Italy’s health and safety protocols as the reason.
The World Tennis Association made the announcement on Thursday, explaining Andreescu’s withdrawal as “continuing illness.”
The Canadian tennis star has had a tough go at it this season. A foot injury forced her to retire form the final of the Miami Open last month and then she tested positive for COVID-19 when she arrived to play in the Madrid Open in Spain in late April.
“Although I have tested negative following my isolation period in Madrid and having been back in full training the last few days, the Italian government rules put me at risk of being isolated again if I travel to Italy,” Andreescu said in an Instagram post.
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