Bianca Andreescu announces sad Australian Open news after missing last part of 2023

Andreescu hasn't played since losing in the Montreal first round in early August.

by Dzevad Mesic
Bianca Andreescu announces sad Australian Open news after missing last part of 2023
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Former world No 4 Bianca Andreescu has announced that she won't be able to compete at the Australian Open due to her ongoing back injury. Andreescu, 23, dealt with a back injury during the summer and she didn't play any tournaments after suffering a 6-3 6-2 loss to Camila Giorgi in Montreal in early August.

Although Andreescu missed the last part of the 2023 season to address her back injury, she still won't be ready to compete at Melbourne Park. If everything goes fine, Andreescu hopes to be ready to play again in February or in March, when the time comes for Indian Wells and Miami. “No, sadly I won’t be at the Australian Open.

Right now I’m looking at (returning) after the Australia Open or the American tour, so Indian Wells... maybe. We’re very close but right now I am still dealing with my back injury. It is getting better every single day and I am doing everything I can to get there as fast as possible but these things take time.

I’m feeling very confident for 2024," Andreescu announced during the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Paris media summit.

Andreescu on missing the BJK Cup Finals

Last month, Canada won its first Billie Jean King Cup title in Seville.

In the absence of Andreescu, Leylah Fernandez and Marina Stakusic stepped up and led Canada to the title. Andreescu, the 2019 US Open champion, admitted she was "super sad" over not being able to represent Canada in Seville.

“I do miss playing and seeing the girls win the Billie Jean Cup too... I really wish I was there. Injuries just suck. Super sad I couldn’t be there because it is also my dream to win that tournament too. It just sucks I have been through so many injuries. With all the injuries I’ve had you think I would have figured it out," Andreescu said.

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