'I heard a crack ' - Bianca Andreescu opens up on knee injury

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'I heard a crack ' - Bianca Andreescu opens up on knee injury

At the Shenzhen's WTA Finals Bianca Andreescu spoke about the injury that forced her to retire from the year-end tournament. The Canadian said: "I twisted my knee during a forehand return. I heard a crack. After that it was hard to put pressure on it.

On the spot the physio thought it was my meniscus, so she taped it up. It was really hard to bend with the taping and the pain kept getting worse, so I had to stop. I fought with what I had, but I didn't want to get it worse.

The MRI just showed it didn't look good enough to play. Yeah, I mean, it's very disappointing. It's the last tournament of the season. You want to go all out, but stuff happens. You just got to take a step back, reevaluate.

That's what I did. I think this is the best decision for me right now." Andreescu takes the positives from this experience: "It's really nice to be amongst the best women athletes in the sport. It's an incredible event.

I think it's one of the best events of the season really. I think it definitely gives me a lot of motivation to work hard for next year so I can come back." "Definitely I need some time off. It's been a short yet long season at the same time for me.

I'm definitely going to take time off, be with my family, with my friends, recoup, then start my pre-season. I'll become even stronger for 2020."