Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu is out of the Cincinnati Open following a stress fracture in her back. She took to social media to announce her injury and subsequent withdrawal from the Cincinnati Open and thanked fans for their support. She was defeated in Washington by Marta Kostyuk in three rounds.
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The tennis ace stated on social media that she felt pain during her match in Washington. Nevertheless, the Canadian wanted to play on and decided to play the match in Montreal in front of her home crowd. In the end, she was defeated by Camila Giori 6-3, 6-2, being knocked out in the first round. She revealed that she was feeling pain in her back during the match.
Andreescu quoted, “During my match in Washington I started experiencing pain in my back that kept getting worse, and I did everything I could the other night in Montreal to play at my highest level.”
She revealed that subsequent medical analysis revealed a small fracture in her back, and said, “All of this led me to undergo medical examinations, and sadly the results have revealed a small stress fracture in my back. This, unfortunately, means that I won't be able to compete in Cincinnati.”
US Open in question for Canadian star
Andreescu’s participation in the US Open, the fourth and last Grand Slam of the season, is now in serious doubt and the 23-year-old will hope to focus on recovering in time for the Grand Slam.
Speaking about the US Open, Andreescu stated, “My main focus will be on giving my back the rest it needs. I'll be taking things day by day and aiming to return to the court as soon as I can and stay optimistic for the US Open. Your support means the world to me.”
Andreescu has a great record in the US Open, which is the first and, so far, only Grand Slam she has won. She won the tournament in New York four years ago, beating tennis icon Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5.
The Canadian unfortunately missed the tournament in 2020 and was knocked out in the fourth round in 2021. It looks like this will be another disappointing US Open for Andreescu, unless she manages to recover fully in time, which looks unlikely as the tournament begins in just 20 days.