World No.7 Bianca Andreescu has been going through a lean patch on the WTA tour lately. Although she started the season on a relatively high note by reaching the finals of Miami Open in March, she has to retire towards the end of the second set due to an injury.
Since then, the Canadian has been struggling to get adequate matches under her belt, owing to which her form has dipped too. After skipping quite a few warm-up tournaments in the lead up to the 2021 French Open, the 21-year-old showed up in Strasbourg, where she was forced to withdraw prior to the quarterfinals.
Andreescu then paid a visit to Roland Garros, where he was dumped in the very first round by Tamara Zidansek in three sets, who later went onto to play her first semifinal of a Grand Slam. Andreescu also missed the first few months of the 2020 season, including the Australian Open, due to her knee injury. She was unable to defend her title at the Indian Wells Open until the tournament was called off due to Covid-19 cases.
Currently, the former US Open champion is battling poor form and injury but came up with an inspiring message on twitter. “Use your setbacks as springboards. Change hurdles into opportunities. See barriers as blessings. Let your fears become courage,” Andreescu wrote.
Limited exposure on grass for Andreescu
Currently, she is expected to take on Alize Cornet in the second round of WTA Berlin this week as she tries to get in shape for the ongoing grass court season. Although the entire grass season was cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic in 2020, the Canadian tennis player also missed the 2019 season on the surface.
Furthermore, she is yet to get past the first round at Wimbledon and given her current form and injury issues, it is difficult to see her posing any threat at the All England Club in a few weeks from now.
Vivek has been writing on cricket & tennis for over a decade. He has worked with famous brands-- Mid-Day, Mumbai Indians & Dream11. He has also been to Grand Slams, Davis Cups & ATP tournaments. He also plays tennis at the club level. Besides being a Rafael Nadal fan, he has also enjoyed the privilege of interviewing the Spaniard.
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