Bianca Andreescu. . / EPA / ALEX PLAVEVSKI / Archive
(ALEX PLAVEVSKI /)
Madrid, Aug 14 . .- Canadian Bianca Andreescu, like the Spanish Rafael Nadal did at the time, has announced that she will not participate this year in the US Open, so this Grand Slam will not be able to count on the two defenders of the title.
The player of Romanian origin, who in June was willing to participate, has changed her mind and has communicated it on her social networks.
« After many discussions with my family and friends, I made the difficult decision not to go to New York this year. I want to focus on my fitness and make sure I get back to my highest level. I realize that unforeseen challenges, including the coronavirus epidemic, have compromised my ability to prepare, « he said.
Injured earlier this season, the 20-year-old Canadian has yet to play in 2020 and will have to wait several more weeks before returning to the court.
Andreescu’s loss joins that of the Australian Ashleigh Barty, number one in the world, the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina and the Dutch Kiki Bertens, among the best known.
Not everything seems negative in Flushing Meadows, after this Thursday, the Serbian Novak Djokovic, number one in the world, announced that he will be in New York to participate in the two events that will be played in the city: the Cincinnati tournament, of the August 22-28, and the US Open, which begins August 31.