Top seed Bianca Andreescu has announced her withdrawal from the ongoing WTA Strasbourg 2021 open after qualifying for the quarter-final due to soreness.
Andreescu has had a decent season so far in 2021. But Canadian has often been suffering from injuries and tenderness. Following 15 months of hiatus, Bianca resumed her action during this year’s Down Under summer series. Therein, she managed to reach the second round at the Australian Open and Phillip Island Trophy semifinal.
Afterwards, the 20-year-old from Mississauga competed at the Miami Open. Within, Andreescu reached the first final since the 2019 US Open after four consecutive three sets matches. But she was unfortunately forced to withdraw from the championship match against Australian Ashleigh Barty halfway.
Bianca Andreescu Withdraws From WTA Strasbourg Open 2021
Canadian began her clay-court season in Strasbourg, where she has managed to reach the quarterfinal following back-to-back straight sets wins over Maryna Zanevska Andrea Lazaro Garcia.
However, Bianca has now been forced to pull out from the WTA event due to distress. At the same time, she was delighted with her presence on red dirt before the upcoming French Open.
“I’m super happy with the win today, but…I will be pulling out of my next match b/c I did feel a little bit of an ab tear, and I don’t want to push it at all for RG. I don’t want to take any risks. Nothing serious, though. It’s a little discomfort,” Andreescu said in the post-match interview in Strasbourg.
The former US Open champion continued, “Super disappointing having to pull out but the tennis I played in the two matches was really, really good. I executed everything exactly how I wanted to…. So I’m really happy with these two matches before the French.”
Hopefully, Bianca Andreescu will play her best and conclude the French Open without any fitness obstacles. Roland Garros runs from 30th May to 12th June in the WTA Tour calendar this year.