Last year’s US Open champion Bianca Andreescu said Tuesday she will sit out the remainder of the season to focus on her “health and training” after a year beset by injury.
Andreescu, who beat Serena Williams at Flushing Meadows 12 months ago to become Canada’s first Grand Slam singles champion, has not played a match since hurting her knee last October at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen.
Last week the world No 7 withdrew from the French Open, rescheduled to start on Sunday from May due to the coronavirus pandemic.
She had already been forced to skip the defence of her US Open crown after being unable to properly prepare, in part because of the global health crisis.
“I have come to the difficult decision to skip the clay court swing this year and will be taking the remainder of the season off…