Bianca Andreescu Announces Return

After a prolonged period away from professional tennis, Bianca Andreescu from Canada is returning to the court. This follows after the Canadian obtained significant injuries in her right knee. It took months for these injuries to heal & were expected to take longer to finish the healing process. Bianca Andreescu is now entering the 2020 Credit One Bank Invitational for June 23rd. This will mark her 1st professional appearance since October 2019, where she’ll compete against sixteen other WTA Professionals. This venue will be broadcasted live through the Tennis Channel and will be hosted in Charleston, South Carolina.

Bianca Andreescu became a commodity in professional tennis after obtaining the 2019 United States Open Championship. She’d continue to dominate over her competitors, defeating notable athletes like Venus Williams. These significant accomplishments would include receiving the 2019 Indian Wells Championship, which she was forced to give up after being able to defend the title this March. Bianca almost kept her title when it was announced that twelve-months postponed the 2020 Indian Wells Championship because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Andreescu had already publicly pulled out from this tournament. Now that she’s recovered and is ready to compete, Bianca will look towards regaining this title for 2021.

It should be mentioned that the Women’s Tennis Association Tour has been halted until July 13th. This means that the 2020 Credit One Bank Invitational doesn’t count as an official venue. The sixteen single matches & eight doubles will be purposely for entertainment. Fans won’t be permitted at the 2020 COBI but will receive free streams of the venues through the Tennis Network. Supporters of professional tennis are considering this Invitational as the unannounced replacement to the WTA Tour – Charleston Open. Bianca Andreescu could compete against Leylah Annie Fernandez at 2020 COBI, which would be a notable match-up that would bring thousand over to watch the stream.

The Injury

Bianca Andreescu received a significant injury to her right knee on October 30th. This happened in Shenzhen, China, weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic would begin. She was serving against Karolina Pliskova when her knee twisted, cracked, and immediately bent backwards. The match-up was immediately terminated, and Bianca Andreescu was directly taken to the hospital.