Bianca Andreescu’s Tough Decision: Why She Chose to Skip Australian Open 2024

Bianca Andreescu

Recently, Bianca Andreescu ruled out returning to the Australian Open in 2024.

Her last WTA Tour appearance was at the National Bank Open in August, when she lost in the first round to Camila Giorgi. She has been sidelined by a stress fracture in her back since this summer.

The 23-year-old spoke to the media on Thursday at the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Paris media summit, revealing her decision to skip the Melbourne Slam. She did, however, add that she would try to return, maybe after the Grand Slam tournament or during Indian Wells in March.

“No, sadly I won’t be at the Australian Open,” Andreescu said. “Right now I’m looking at (returning) after the Australian Open or the American Tour, so Indian Wells maybe.”

The actress then elaborated on her recurring back injury, saying she’s trying all she can to get better, but it’s taking a long time, which frustrates her.

“Right now, I’m still dealing with my back injury. It is getting better every single day. I’m doing everything I can to get there as fast as possible, but sadly these things take some time. My frustration level has definitely been very high. It’s the bone right? So it takes it takes a lot of time,” the Canadian said.

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