Bianca Andreescu's Miami Open campaign concluded in the worst way possible as the Canadian collapsed on the court and started screaming in pain in one of the most terrifying moments of the season. In the third game of the second set of her Miami round-of-16 match against Ekaterina Alexandrova, Andreescu collapsed on the court while attempting to run the ball down.
Andreescu started screaming in pain and she was heard yelling "not again" and "I have never felt this kind of pain before."
The medical staff rushed onto the court to help Andreescu, who received treatment on the court before being assisted into a wheelchair and exiting the court.
Mortifying scenes in Miami as Bianca Andreescu falls and hurts herself.
This audio is heartbreaking to listen to.
“I’ve never felt this kind of pain before”.
Alexandrova came to hug Andreescu
Alexandrova showed empathy for Andreescu as she hugged the Canadian before the 2019 US Open exited the court. After the match was over, Alexandrova admitted it was "just painful to watch" what happened to Andreescu.
"I’m just really sorry that it happened to [Andreescu]. Seeing her on the court in so much pain, it’s just painful to watch. You cannot help, you can do nothing, which is terrible. I think she’s going to be fine soon, and I’m wishing for her speedy recovery.
The first set was super tough and great, and it probably could be a pretty good match for both of us, but unfortunately [Andreescu’s injury] happened," Alexandrova said after the match. Andreescu, 22, has now been forced to retire in Miami three times due to injuries.
In the Miami round-of-16 four years ago, Andreescu was forced to retire due to a shoulder injury. In the 2021 Miami final, Andreescu retired due to an ankle injury. Since returning to tennis last April, Andreescu was gradually improving her form.
Andreescu hasn't made any official announcements regarding her injury but this could be something that will keep the Canadian out of the court for an extended period.
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