Chris Evert sends support to Bianca Andreescu after horifying injury in Miami
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Chris Evert sent support to Bianca Andreescu and wished the Canadian tennis star a speedy recovery after a "so unfortunate" Miami Open injury. During the second set of the Miami match against Ekaterina Alexandrova, Andreescu collapsed on the court while attempting to run the ball down.
In one of the most horrifying moments of the 2023 season, Andreescu started screaming in pain and she was heard yelling "I have never felt this kind of pain before." Andreescu received treatment on the court before being assisted into a wheelchair and leaving the court in tears.
"This is so unfortunate. Bianca really getting her game back and playing so well. Wishing her a speedy recovery!" Evert tweeted.
This is so unfortunate. Bianca really getting her game back and playing so well…wishing her a speedy recovery!ððâ¤ï¸ https://t.co/2QTc7xqT5P — Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) March 28, 2023
Andreescu suffers an injury in Miami for the third time
In her Miami debut in 2019, Andreescu reached the round-of-16 before a shoulder injury forced her to retire mid-match against Anett Kontaveit.
In 2021, an ankle injury forced Andreescu to retire against Ashleigh Barty in the Miami final. This year, Andreescu made her third Miami appearance and again it ended in an unfortunate way. For Andreescu, this was the last thing she needed.
Since returning to tennis last April, Andreescu was gradually improving her form and results. Just a day before suffering a horrifying injury, Andreescu said she felt great and that she was positive about her game which was trending in the right direction.
Now, Andreescu is likely set to be out for an extended period again. After an unfortunate to their Miami round-of-16 match, Alexandrova wished all the best 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.