Canada’s No. 1 participant has withdrawn from the 2021 Summer time Olympics.
“To all my superb followers,” Bianca Andreescu wrote on an Instagram submit. “I would like To inform you that I’ve made the very troublesome choice to not play Inside the Tokyo Olympics later this month. I even have been dreaming of symbolizeing Canada On the Olympics since I used to be Barely woman, however with All of the challenges We face As a Outcome of it Pertains to the pandemic, I do know that deep in my coronary heart, That is the biggest choice to make for myself.
“I Look forward To symbolizeing Canada in future Fed Cup ties, and competing On the 2024 Olympics in Paris.”
Decrease than two weeks in the past, the fifth-ranked Andreescu was excited for The prospect To symbolize her nation.
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“Yeah, One hundred Laptop Pc. I am super wanting forward to it,” she said when requested by Match Level Canada’s Mike McIntyre following her exit from Wimbledon, about making the group and the probability of bringing house a medal. However, she then added: “Going take A pair days off, see how I really feel, After which go from there.”
It has been an up-and-down time since Andreescu gained the 2019 US Open. She injured her knee On the 2019 WTA Finals and missed The complete 2020 season. The Mississauga, Ont., native returned in 2021 On the Australian Open the place she misplaced Inside the second spherical. She then misplaced Inside the semifinals of the Phillip Island Trophy and Needed to retire Inside The final of the Miami Open after she injured her foot.
Andreescu additionally withdrew from Pretty A couple of events, collectively with the Madrid Open (constructive COVID-19 look at), Italian Open (citing well being and safety protocols) and the Strasbourg Open (earlier than the quarterfinal As a Outcome of of an stomach damage).
After dropping Inside The primary spherical of the French Open, she introduced on June 8, that she and her prolonged-time coach Sylvain Bruneau had parted methods. She performed two tune-ups for Wimbledon, in Berlin and Eastbourne, Good Britain, dropping Inside the second spherical Of every. The 21-yr-previous then misplaced Inside The primary spherical of the Grand Slam.
Andreescu joins a rising itemizing of tennis stars opting out of hitting the courtrooms in Japan collectively with Nick Kyrgios, Dominic Thiem, Serena Williams and Simona Halep. Japan is instituting restrictions and circumstances on the athletes collectively with look ating and limiting the Quantity of members of the participant’s group Which will attend. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who simply gained Wimbledon for his third-straight primary and is one US Open title away from the Grand Slam, is now 50-50 on going. If he have been to compete and win gprevious, he Might be one US Open title away from the unusual Gpreviousen Slam.
The tennis event at the 2021 Summer time Olympics is July 24-Aug. 1. Félix Auger-Aliassime, Vasek Pospisil and Leylah Annie Fernandez are scheduled To symbolize Canada in singles. Gabriela Dabrowski is grouping with Sharon Fichman, and Pospisil and Auger-Aliassime are having fun with collectively in doubles.
What’s subsequent for Andreescu is unclear; however, on the horizon is the 2021 Nationwide Financial institution Open. It begins in Montreal on Aug. 7, for The women (The lads will play in Toronto) and Andreescu is the defending champ having gained in 2019 after Serena Williams Needed to retire Inside The final. Canada’s largest event was not held in 2020 Due to pandemic. Just down the road from That is the 2021 US Open in Ny; it begins Aug. 30.