With her bad left knee still now ready to go, reigning US Open champion Bianca Andreescu has officially withdrawn from the upcoming Australian Open.
The 19-year-old made the announcement on twitter: “Hey guys, just wanted to give you a little update on my knee rehab after I got injured at the WTA finals in Shenzhen. My rehab is going well, I feel better and stronger every day but after discussing it with my team and following the recommendation of the doctors, the Australian Open is unfortunately too soon in my rehab process and I sadly will not be able to play in it this year. It was a very tough decision to make as I love to play in Melbourne but I have to respect the recuperation plan for my knee and body. I can’t wait to come back to Aus soon x.”
The Canadian has not played since withdrawing after two losses from the late October Shenzhen WTA Finals.
Last year, she qualified in Melbourne and reached the second round. Since the start of April last year, she’s played just five events due to injury.
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