Bianca Andreescu joins Olympic withdrawal list

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Canada’s Bianca Andreescu is the latest WTA player to withdraw from this month’s Tokyo Olympics. The reason is the COVID-19 crisis and all the challenges that it imposes.

The world No.5 wrote on Instagram:

I have been dreaming of representing Canada at the Olympics since I was a little girl, but with all the challenges we are facing as it relates to the pandemic, I know that deep in my heart, this is the right decision to make for myself. I look forward to representing Canada in future Fed Cup ties, and competing at the 2024 Olympics in Paris!

The 21-year-old Andreescu is the fourth Top 20 WTA player to opt out of playing the Olympics, joining Serena Williams, Simona Halep and Sofia Kenin. Andreescu’s last tournament was Wimbledon, where she was dominated by Alize Cornet in the first round.


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