'That's ridiculous': Tennis fans erupt over Bianca Andreescu news

·Sports Reporter
·4-min read
Bianca Andreescu (pictured) looking frustrated during a match after a small injury.
Bianca Andreescu's (pictured) terrible run with injury and illnesses continued at the Strasbourg Open. (Image: WTA)

Tennis star Bianca Andreescu has caused a stir after making it to the quarter-finals of the Strasbourg International before promptly retiring after her win.

The former US Open champion defeated qualifier Maryna Zanevska 6-1, 6-4 only days out from the French Open.

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However, Andreescu opted for a measured approach and claimed she would be withdrawing from the tournament after feeling pain in her abdomen.

"I'm super happy with the win today. I will be pulling out of my next match, because I did feel a little bit of an ab tear and I don't want to push it at all for Roland Garros," she said.

"I don’t want to take any risks. Nothing serious though. It’s a little discomfort."

But fans pointed out the talented 20-year-old Canadian has suffered from a number of injuries and illnesses in the last 18 months.

More recently, Andreescu retired injured in the Miami Open final against Australian World No.1 Ash Barty.

Andreescu was also forced to pull out of the Madrid Open after she announced she had tested positive for Covid-19.

But the latest setback had some fans frustrated with her run, while others defended her and claimed it wasn't as if the 20-year-old wanted to be injured.

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Andreescu's tough run continues

Andreescu's rotten run of luck continued at the Italian Open when the Canadian pulled out due to Covid-19 rules.

The 20-year-old was last month forced to withdraw from the Madrid Open after testing positive for coronavirus.

She served a quarantine period in Spain having tested positive after arrival, with subsequent tests coming up negative.

However, the former US Open champion says Covid-19 rules in Italy mean she's had to pull out of the clay court event in Rome.

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