The ankle injury that forced Bianca Andreescu to withdraw from Saturday’s Miami Open final will keep her from playing for Canada at the Billie Jean King Cup later this month.
“I’m relieved to say that there is no serious injury and with some rest and preparation, I will be back very soon,” the 20-year-old posted Sunday on Instagram.
“This does mean that, unfortunately, I won’t be able to compete in the Billie Jean Cup. I love representing Canada, so this decision was not easy but I want to make sure I’m ready for the clay court swing ahead and for the rest of the season.”
Canada is scheduled face Serbia in the Billie Jean King Cup playoffs on April 16-17 in Kraljevo, Serbia.
Tennis star Bianca Andreescu on not playing in this year’s U.S. open
Formerly known as the Fed Cup, the international team competition was renamed for the tennis pioneer in 2020.
Andreescu was losing 6-3, 4-0 to world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty of Australia on Saturday when she was forced to retire due to her injured right ankle.
Andreescu was competing in her first final since winning the 2019 U.S. Open. She returned from a 16-month layoff in February after suffering a left knee injury at the WTA Finals in China in October 2019.