12/6/2021, 8:01 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Andreescu to miss 2022 Australian Open

Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu announced on Monday she will not be competing at the 2022 Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tournament of the upcoming season, which will take place between January 17 and 30.

Andreescu, who tested positive for COVID-19 in April, said in a written statement that self-isolation "affected me greatly both mentally and physically." "I want to give myself extra time to re-set, recover, and grow from this. [...] I will therefore not start my season in Australia this year," she stated.

Andreescu, who is a former World No. 4 and the 2019 US Open champion, finished 2021's season at No. 46 in the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) ranking.

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