Paula Badosa and Bianca Andreescu withdraw from the US Open due to injury
Paula Badosa and Bianca Andreescu withdraw from the US Open due to injury. Image source: IANS News
New York : Aug. 27 (IANS) Spain’s former world number two Paula Padosa and 2019 champion Bianca Andreescu of Canada have withdrawn from the US Open due to injuries.
Badosa was due to face Venus Williams in the first round of the tournament on Tuesday. Williams will now face either a qualifier or a lucky loser.
The Spaniard has not been able to play since having to withdraw from her second round match at Wimbledon with a back injury.
Badosa, currently ranked No. 47, posted on social media that the injury forced her to end her season.
And she wrote on the social networking platform X (formerly Twitter): “After struggling for several months to compete again, I am ending my season.” “Those of you who know me know how much I love competition and how hard it was to make this decision. We’ve tried everything together with my team but the pain doesn’t allow me to move forward.”
On the other hand, Andreescu was drawn to face Lesia Tsurenko on Tuesday. The Ukrainian will now open the match against one of the qualifiers or the lucky loser.
The 23-year-old Canadian sustained a stress fracture in her back over the summer on the hard courts in Washington, D.C. and Montreal. The injury forced her out of Cincinnati but she was hoping to get cleared to play in New York.
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