Bianca Andreescu pulls out of French Open

Bianca Andreescu will not play at the French Open which begins on September 27th. Her withdrawal means she has now not played a competitive tournament in almost a calendar year. The last time we saw her play was when she suffered her knee injury at the WTA Finals in China.

She also pulled out of the US Open which she admitted was very hard to do. When she announced her withdrawal at the US Open she said she wasn't ready when it came to match-fitness and that she needed more time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Andreescu is Canada's first player to ever win a major when she beat Serena Williams at the US Open in the final last year. Roland Garros was usually scheduled in spring but due to the pandemic was rescheduled.

Because of the withdrawal, Canada will now have 2 women in the draw in Leylah Fernandez and Eugenie Bouchard. Bouchard was given a wild card after making the final in Istanbul last week.