Shoulder injury sidelines teenage sensation Bianca Andreescu from Wimbledon


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Shoulder injury sidelines teenage sensation Bianca Andreescu from Wimbledon

World no. 25 Bianca Andreescu has withdrawn from the upcoming Wimbledon, unable to recover from the shoulder injury that has been bothering her since months. The 19-year-old Canadian was forced to withdraw from Roland Garros before the second round clash with Sofia Kenin, ousting Marie Bouzkova in the first round before moving out from the event, still feeling the pain despite not playing since Miami.

Bianca had planned to take some rest and make a return during grass swing but that wasn't possible, taking a trip to the USA and enjoying in some other things outside tennis. A teenager required just three months to show her enormous talent and abilities in 2019, entering Auckland from outside the top-150 and finding herself in the top-25 by the end of March!

Bianca has won 32 out of 36 matches this year including qualifying rounds, becoming the future star to watch at Indian Wells where she claimed the title following back-to-back top-10 triumphs over Elina Svitolina and Angelique Kerber, standing as the youngest winner in the desert since Serena Williams!

Destined for significant results right from the very first ball hit in January, Andreescu reached the final in Auckland as a qualifier, winning a match at the Australian Open as well after passing three qualifying rounds and heading to Newport Beach to conquer the 125K Series event and crack the top-100 at the age of 18.

Scoring two Fed Cup wins over the Netherlands in February, Bianca was the semi-finalist in Acapulco before that historical Indian Wells campaign that propelled her towards the very top of women's tennis. Putting her body under a lot of effort in the first three months, Bianca started to deal with a shoulder injury and was forced to retire in the fourth round of Miami against Anett Kontaveit.

After working at Rafa Nadal Academy, Bianca gave her best to return to competitive tennis at Roland Garros but will need more time to fully recover and get back at her best during North American hard-court swing.