Andreescu confirms Melbourne return

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Canada's Bianca Andreescu has fully recovered from a knee injury that has forced her to miss the entire 2020 season and says she's confident of playing the Australian Open in January.

The 20-year-old, who made a massive breakthrough when winning the US Open last year, has not played on tour since the 2019 WTA Finals in Shenzhen where she retired with a left knee injury.

"I'm doing really well. The virus kind of pushed me back, and some little personal things here and there, but right now I'm good, I'm training hard ... I'm really looking forward to 2021," the Canadian told the Tennis Majors website.

"I'm perfectly healthy. I just really wanted to take time to build everything in my life, and I think this time off really helped me do that."

World No.7 Andreescu said she will be "one hundred per cent" in Melbourne to play the year's first Grand Slam.

"I wouldn't say I am ready tomorrow to play a match because I am taking it step by step, but maybe in a couple of weeks I will be good," she added.

"I don't want to rush anything but I'm feeling good."