"I hope it's nothing too serious" - Andreescu unsure of season outlook following injury in loss to Sakkari

In a match that captivated the Arthur Ashe crowd on Monday night, 2019 champion Bianca Andreescu suffered her first US Open defeat as she fell to Maria Sakkari in three nail-biting sets.

Having won the title in 2019 on her main draw debut and missing year's event due to a knee injury, the Canadian fell to 10-1 at the event as Sakkari prevailed 6-7(2) 7-6(6) 6-3.

Andreescu developed a left leg injury during the final set, which saw her take a medical timeout. Following the loss, the World No.7 was unsure if she would compete again this season.

“At this point I really don’t know, but I slid a couple of times, and I fell on my groin a little bit,” revealed Andreescu. “I hope it’s nothing too serious.”

Regardless of the outcome, the 21-year old seemed pleased with her performance at Flushing Meadows and hopes to be back stronger in 2022.

“I wish I could have finished it in two sets, because I had my opportunities, but tennis is just like that sometimes," added Andreescu. "I take everything from this tournament and I just look at it, like, ‘Wow, I really fought through that. That was crazy.’

“If I come back here I hope I can go 17-1 and win the tournament again,”

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