Bianca Andreescu withdraws from Bille Jean King Cup clash vs. Serbia due to injury |

Bianca Andreescu withdraws from Bille Jean King Cup clash vs. Serbia due to injury

World no. 6 Bianca Andreescu reached the Miami Open final week, seeking the first WTA crown since the US Open 2019 and the fourth notable one.

Bianca claimed three big titles in 2019 to crack the top-10, struggling with injuries after that and staying sidelined since the WTA Finals that year. Making a fresh start in 2021, the youngster found her A-game in Miami to set the title clash vs. world no. 1 Ashleigh Barty. Trailing 6-3, 2-0, Bianca twisted her ankle and had to retire after dropping the fourth game, finishing the encounter in tears after another setback.

The good thing is, the injury is not that severe, and Bianca should be able to compete in Madrid and Rome in May if the recovery goes well. Still, the Canadian has decided to skip the upcoming Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas Play-offs round against Serbia in Kraljevo on April 16-17, needing more time to rest and get back at 100%.

Bianca made a debut for Canada in 2017 against Venezuela at 16, winning ten out of 13 rubbers for her country so far and hoping to defend the national colors many times in the future.

"I'm relieved to say that there is no serious injury, and with some rest and preparation, I will be back very soon. It does mean that, unfortunately, I won't be able to compete in the Billie Jean Cup. I love representing Canada, so this decision was not easy, but I want to make sure I'm ready for the clay-court swing ahead and the rest of the season," Bianca Andreescu said.

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