Despite playing only six matches since the end of 2019, the 20-year-old Bianca Andreescu is still ranked inside the top-10 thanks to her 2019 points. The Mississauga native claimed Indian Wells, Toronto and the US Open crowns in 2019, becoming one of the world's leading players as a teenager before experiencing that terrible left knee injury at the WTA Finals.
Despite giving her best to return to action and trying to make that possible a couple of times, Bianca had to skip the entire 2020, unable to play injury-free and hoping for a better run in the current season. Returning to action after 15 months, Bianca stepped on the court at Melbourne Park this February and scored a win over Mihaela Muzarnescu in three sets for a positive start.
Fighting against Su-Wei Hsieh, Andreescu took only five games to hit the exit door earlier than expected, staying in Melbourne and entering Philipp Island Trophy.
Bianca Andreescu will compete in Miami this week.
Battling hard, Bianca passed three rivals to reach the semi-final, where she faced the 13th seed Marie Bouzkova.
The Canadian grabbed the opening set before experiencing a 6-7, 6-2, 7-5 loss and missing the opportunity to play for the trophy. Bianca had to skip Doha and Dubai due to a leg injury, feeling better after a couple of weeks off and hoping for a deep run in Miami.
During her press conference, Andreescu spoke about injuries as a part of professional athletes' lives, learning how to deal with them and trying to enjoy on the court as much as she can. "Just feeling good out there, I think that's that main thing that's going to help me get rid of that.
I am a professional athlete that's wearing and tearing her body, so it's normal to have pains here and there, and it's not like I am the only one that's retiring from tournaments and stuff like that. So many players do the same.
I am feeling confident going into the event and always trying my hardest. I am the type of person to always set high expectations for myself. Now, my main goal is to be happy out there and enjoy myself as much as I can. Even if my tennis feels off, I want to take it as something I can push through and feel fulfilled after the match," Bianca Andreescu said.