Andreescu refuses to let injuries define her career


Canada’s Bianca Andreescu is frustrated with continued setbacks since returning to court at the Australian Open after 15 months due to a knee problem, but the 20-year-old is not willing to let injuries define her fledgling career. A month after winning her maiden Grand Slam at the 2019 U.S.

Open, Andreescu suffered a torn meniscus in her left knee and returned to action only in Melbourne in February.

She exited the year’s first Grand Slam in the second round and followed it up with a semi-final run at a WTA event at Melbourne Park before withdrawing from tournaments in Adelaide, Doha and Dubai with a leg issue.

On Saturday, Andreescu tumbled on the court at 2-0 in the second set in the Miami Open final against world number one Ash Barty to injure her foot, forcing her to make a tearful exit two games later.

“It seems that I’m kind of the only one that keeps getting asked questions about injuries, which is super annoying,” the former world number four told reporters.

“I don’t want, like, for me to have a reputation of that, because it’s not only me that’s getting injured.

But, yeah, I mean, it’s happened quite a bit, but I don’t want to define myself through those. It sucks.—AP