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Back Injury Stops Andreescu From 2024 Australian Open

7 months ago
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Former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu has revealed that she will miss the Australian Open in Melbourne next month due to a back injury.

Andreescu suffered from a stress fracture in her back at the Canadian Open final in August this year as she delivered a great performance but ultimately lost to Camila Giorgi and has not played a match since then.

“No, sadly I won’t be at the Australian Open,” Andreescu announced during the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Paris media summit.

“Right now I’m looking at (returning) after the Australian Open or the American Tour, so Indian Wells, maybe.

“We’re very close but right now I am still dealing with my back injury. It is getting better every single day and I am doing everything I can to get there as fast as possible but these things take time. I’m feeling very confident for 2024.”

“I do miss playing and seeing the girls win the Billie Jean Cup too. I really wish I was there. Injuries just suck. Super sad I couldn’t be there because it is also my dream to win that tournament too.

Andreescu sounded helpless as she affirmed that there is nothing she could have done to curb her injury woes.

“I really have to dig deep next year to get my spot but I’ve always wanted to play that tournament so I am hoping that will be enough motivation to win as much as I can. It just sucks I have been through so many injuries. With all the injuries I’ve had you think I would have figured it out.”

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Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.


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