Canada’s Andreescu withdraws from Strasbourg with abdominal discomfort

STRASBOURG, France – Canada’s Bianca Andreescu pulled out of the Strasbourg Open on Tuesday in the wake of enduring a stomach injury in her second-round prevail upon Belgian qualifier Maryna Zanevska.

Andreescu, who finished the 6-1, 6-4 win quickly, said she felt some minor torment in her side during the subsequent set. She called it “a little uneasiness,” adding she would not like to chance aggravating it in front of the forthcoming French Open.

“I don’t believe it’s anything genuine,” Andreescu said in a post-match video call with correspondents. “Yet, as in the past I pushed through a great deal of wounds and I just (made) them more terrible.

“I need to gain from those missteps. That is the reason I would prefer not to push it before a Grand Slam.”

Andreescu, the world No. 7 from Mississauga, Ont., posted two straight-set triumphs at the WTA 250-level competition in her return following a seven-week nonappearance. The mud court occasion fills in as a check up for the subsequent Grand Slam of the tennis season.

“I executed everything precisely how I needed to with my serve, with my return, with my substantial shots on the dirt, my development, the entirety of that,” she said.

“So I’m truly content with these two matches before the French.”

Andreescu endured a foot injury in the last of the Miami Open a month ago and afterward tried positive for COVID-19 upon appearance in Spain for the beginning of the earth court season.

She didn’t play a cutthroat counterpart for a very long time in the wake of tearing the meniscus in her left knee at the WTA Finals in October 2019. The injury hampered Andreescu in mid 2020 and she declined to return when the WTA Tour continued a year ago after play was stopped because of the pandemic.

The 2019 U.S. Open boss improved to 11-3 out of 2021.

Andreescu couldn’t pinpoint precisely when she previously experienced distress Tuesday, simply that she initially felt it after a serve.

She would not like to keep a watch out how she felt Wednesday prior to settling on the choice to pull out.

“I’ve done that previously and it just never turns out well for me,” she said.

The French Open is a dirt court occasion – a surface where Andreescu has little involvement with the high level. Tuesday’s triumph was only Andreescu’s third on dirt at the WTA/Grand Slam levels.

“It’s ideal to be back most importantly, to play on earth,” she said. “A ton of the planning before this has been truly extraordinary. I think I depicted that in my matches.

“Ideally I can bring this force into the following competition and continue to get a few successes.”

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