Andreescu's US Open in doubt, withdraws from Cincinnati Open late due to stress fracture

Canada’s tennis star Bianca Andreescu’s participation in the upcoming US Open is under serious doubt after she suffered a stress fracture.

The fourth and last Grand Slam of the year is set to begin in New York in less than 20 days, where players from all over the world will showcase their talent.

However, Andreescu’s participation in the mega-event remains in serious doubt after she suffered a stress fracture recently.

The development was announced by the 23-year-old herself, who remained optimistic about featuring in the Grand Slam despite the setback.

"During my match in Washington I started experiencing pain in my back that kept getting worse, and I did everything I could the other night in Montreal to play at my highest level," she wrote in a post shared on her official Twitter account. “All of this led me to undergo medical examinations, and sadly the results have revealed a small stress fracture in my back. This, unfortunately, means that I won't be able to compete in Cincinnati.

"My main focus will be on giving my back the rest it needs. I'll be taking things day by day and aiming to return to the court as soon as I can and stay optimistic for US Open. Your support means the world to me.”

Andreescu has an impressive record while playing at the US Open as she won her first and till now only Grand Slam while playing in New York four years back when she defeated the former world number one America’s Serena Williams with a score of 6-3, 7-5.

However, since then, the Mississauga-born did not have a great run in the competition as she missed the event in 2020. In contrast, she was knocked out from the tournament in the fourth round in 2021 — after suffering a defeat to Greece’s Maria Sakkari — and in the third round in 2022 after losing to France’s Caroline Garcia.

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