Kicking off the season from outside the top-150, the young Canadian Bianca Andreescu embraced a roller coaster run that propelled her inside the top-5 after winning three big titles at Indian Wells, Toronto and the US Open.
On top of that, Bianca had to miss almost all the action between Miami and Toronto, playing one match on clay and skipping the entire grass swing due to a shoulder injury to lose all the momentum. It was back by her side instantly once she returned, lifting trophies at home in Toronto and New York, becoming the first teenager with a Major crown since 2006 and cracking the top-4 in October.
To avoid injuries and stay fresh ahead of 2020, Andreescu had decided to enter only two events after the US Open, losing in the quarter-final in Beijing and withdrawing from the WTA Finals after the second match, suffering a left knee injury against Karolina Pliskova in the first set.
It was the worst possible way to close the season, especially after that nasty shoulder injury that had previously sidelined her for months, but her coach Sylvain Bruneau is confident she would be ready to play in Auckland and Melbourne in January.
"We are seeing a few doctors now and it looks like she is going to need some time off and a rehab," Bruneau said. "But, it seems like it will hopefully be under control and it's not going to be something that's going to be too dangerous.
So, hopefully, that's the case, it was enough that she had to stop and not play in the final match. She's going to take a couple of weeks now for rest and rehab. It was a bit of a downer because she was super-excited to be at the tournament.
She wanted to be in the top four and do even better. It was kind of a cold shower, that knee injury. Hopefully, this injury is not going to delay things too much, we were going to take a rest anyway. Bianca was going to enjoy two weeks off so timing-wise, it's not like there's a big tournament coming up, I guess she should be fine.