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(Reuters) – Canada’s Bianca Andreescu is annoyed with continued setbacks since returning to courtroom on the Australian Open after 15 months due to a knee downside, however the 20-year-old just isn’t keen to let injuries define her fledgling career.
A month after successful her maiden Grand Slam on the 2019 U.S. Open, Andreescu suffered a torn meniscus in her left knee and returned to motion solely in Melbourne in February.
She exited the 12 months’s first Grand Slam within the second spherical and adopted it up with a semi-final run at a WTA occasion at Melbourne Park earlier than withdrawing from tournaments in Adelaide, Doha and Dubai with a leg situation.
On Saturday, Andreescu tumbled on the courtroom at 2-0 within the second set within the Miami Open closing in opposition to world primary Ash Barty to injure her foot, forcing her to make a tearful exit two video games later.
“It seems that I’m kind of the only one that keeps getting asked questions about injuries, which is super annoying,” the previous world quantity 4 informed 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.
“Even if it is one thing small, generally I’ll be additional cautious, however I’d relatively be that than push via it and get it worse, as a result of I’ve been via each, and right now I’m glad that I finished. It’s onerous for me to say that, however I’m glad that I finished.”
Andreescu battled through four three-setters in a row to reach the final at the WTA 1000 event in Miami and the Canadian was confident of a good show for the rest of the season.
“My physique appeared to be good up till right now,” stated Andreescu, who will climb up three spots to quantity six within the rankings on Monday.
“No one wants to end a tournament retiring, especially in the finals. But things happen, and I want to look ahead in my career. I’m only 20.”
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