Andreescu Exits Top 100 After 20 Months Amid Continued Injury Struggles

Andreescu Exits Top 100 After 20 Months Amid Continued Injury Struggles

by Zachary Wimer

Bianca Andreescu hasn't played a lot of tennis lately, and she paid the price for it by dropping out of the Top 100 on the WTA Tour for the first time in 20 months.

The Canadian first entered the Top 10 in 2019 when she was 18 years old. It happened on January 27th after her title run in Newport Beach following some great showings in Australia.

She bested several prominent players that week, such as Katie Volynets, Marie Bouzkova, Eugenie Bouchard, Tatjana Maria, and finally Jessica Pegula in the final.

The score was a fascinating one as she won 0-6, 6-4, 6-2, and it was a good foreshadowing of what would happen later that year. She would win two WTA 1000 events and the US Open by beating Serena Williams in the final, rising to number 5 in the WTA Rankings.

She was basically on top of the world, but it wouldn't last, as she missed the entire 2020 season due to injuries. She returned in 2021 and she was getting back to her best, but she endured more injuries, which was the theme of 2022 as well.

The 2022 season wasn't that great, and neither was 2023, and she's yet to really play this year. In the middle of all that, she even took a mental health break to kind of refocus, which, in her own words, did her well.

None of that really mattered as her body kept falling apart despite hours upon hours of working on it. It's a pretty heartbreaking development, but she's still pretty young and has plenty of time to figure things out in the coming months.

It will be tough, though, as her ranking is now the lowest in the past 20 months. She's out of the Top 100, and coming back from that will be really tough, however, as a former US Open champion, she can expect some tournaments to help her out with wild cards.


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