Canadian Bianca Andreescu will skip this week’s Grampians Trophy and as a substitute return to motion on the Australian Open.
Andreescu was scheduled to return to the court docket for the primary time in 15 months on the Grand Slam tune-up occasion earlier than the WTA introduced on Monday that the Mississauga, Ont., native has withdrawn to focus her time on the Aussie Open.
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The 20-year-old, who final performed on the WTA Finals in October 2019 earlier than struggling a knee harm, had a first-round bye because the No. 1 seed on the Grampians Trophy and would have made her long-awaited return in opposition to the winner of a match between American Sloane Stephens and fellow Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez within the second spherical.
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The tune-up match is for gamers popping out of laborious quarantine following COVID-19 publicity on constitution flights to Australia.
The Australian Open is scheduled to begin Feb. 8.
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“Following the final two weeks in quarantine, it feels so good to lastly be again on the court docket. After discussing it with my workforce, we have now determined to focus this week on coaching for the Australian Open and miss the Grampians,” Andreescu stated in a press release.
“Many due to Tennis Australia and the WTA for his or her laborious work in offering us all of those decisions. See you all on the Australian Open.”
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