Fit-again Andreescu To Play 2021 Australia Open

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu will return for the 2021 season after recovering from a knee injury that forced her to miss the entire 2020 season, the 2019 US Open champion confirmed Wednesday.

Andreescu, 20, has not played on tour since the WTA Finals in Shenzhen last year where she retired with a left knee injury but said she intends to play at the Australian Open next January.

“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 number seven Andreescu said she will be “100%” 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.”