The 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu is the 1st Canadian tennis player ever to win a Grand Slam. The starlet however suffered a setback during the 2019 WTA finals after getting her knee injured. Ahead of the Fed cup clash 2020, there are pretty much intriguing stories surrounding if Andreescu would make a comeback and lead the Canadian team.
THE INJURY AND ABSENCE: THE FED CUP CLASH
The 2019 September was the highest point of Bianca Andreescu’s young career. The 19 year old defeated Serena Williams in the US Open to lift her 1st Grand Slam trophy. One month after that, she would retire mid-match against Karolina Pliskova in the 2019 WTA finals at Shenzhen. Andreescu has not played a single professional match since then. She even remained unfit for the 2020 Australian Open and had to pull out of the tournament.
Andreescu is to lead team Canada in the Fed cup clash. However, there are plenty of doubts of her participation in the Fed cup matches. Team Canada may have to look for an alternative in case the starlet in not declared fit to participate in the tournament.
The Canadian team also consists of Genie Bouchard and Gabriela Dabrowski among other notable players. Andreescu adds further strength and firepower to the side ahead of the Fed cup clash. If she makes it to the contest, the Canadian side will definitely be very hard to beat.
POSITIVE SIGNS OR MIXED SIGNALS?
Andreescu has been uploading videos on the internet trying to get back to training. Ahead of the Fed cup clash, the starlet admits about not being sure how soon she could get back to the court. Andreescu would not want to risk her injury further and would like to heal her knee completely before resuming matches.
The starlet, however, remains eager for any possibility to play for Canada ahead of the Fed cup clash. As optimistic as she sounds, there is still a lot of opaqueness about Andreescu’s participation in the fed cup. She would be training hard to make it possible but will also be careful of not taking too much risk by forcing herself to the court against the advice of doctors and trainers.
Bianca Andreescu has been one of the finds of the WTA tour in 2019. She showed glimpses of her supreme talent in 2018 itself but was forced to remain out for a lot of months due to injury concerns. Andreescu came back with a bang in 2019 winning 2 premier tournaments at Indian Wells and the Canadian Open.
The highest point of her career reached when the 19-year-old defeated the 23 time Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams. And that is to win her 1st Grand Slam at the United States Open 2019. Andreescu has been hailed as a potential multiple times Grand Slam champion and future World Number 1 by many tennis experts.
However, for now, the starlet remains out of the tennis court regrouping from the knee injury. She is trying her best to recover as quickly as possible and lead Canada ahead of the Fed cup clash.