Bianca Andreescu’s knee injury is forcing her out of the Australian Open. The teenager who won in New York at the back end of last season was one of the casualties at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen on the incredibly slow courts there. Despite picking up soo many titles and wins last year a big chunk of the year with a shoulder injury but hopefully she will be back on the court soon. In a statement on Twitter the Canadian had this to say: Hey guys, just wanted to give you a little update on my knee rehab after I … Continue reading Bianca Andreescu out of Australian Open with knee injury!
Kim targeting Monterrey, but Miami? Kim Clijsters planned comeback too tennis has been delayed. It was announced a while back that a knee injury had forced her out of the Australian Open but her first planned tournament looks set to be Monterrey in February. The former number one has received a wildcard for the event likewise for Indian Wells but not Miami as of yet. Kim of course completed the sunshine double in 2005. Another wildcard has also been giving to the Belgian in Charleston meaning that all world number ones have now played on the blue clay. Serena and … Continue reading Kim targets Monterrey, Bianca’s knee injury continues, Pouille to miss January, Boulter to return and these two are playing doubles!
Bianca Andreescu’s debut at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen has come to an early end. Following her retirement down 3-6 against Karolina Pliskova on Thursday the Canadian had a scan today on her knee and a decision has been made to withdraw from the tournament with Bianca saying; “I had a scan Thursday to check my knee after last night’s match, and unfortunately the results show that I need to withdraw.” There are no more details on the severity of the issue. Bianca’s opponent on Friday was due to be Elina Svitolina who has already qualified for the semi-finals. Second … Continue reading Bianca Andreescu withdraws from WTA Finals with knee injury!
Day four was the second day of action for purple group and it gave us our first semi-finalist of 2019. Defending champion Elina Svitolina is safely through to the round two extending her run of wins to eight in a row at the WTA Finals which is a remarkable effort from the Ukrainian. She has turned up and turned the tennis on this week, it has been faultless and gutsy. She came into this with a bit of a point to prove in my opinion having not done so well against the best this year and my god she has … Continue reading WTA Finals Day 4; Bianca retires but could still play ❓Svitolina qualifiers ✅ Halep & Pliskova set for Friday shootout! 👀
Four titles this year in Zhengzhou, Eastbourne, Rome and Brisbane shows it has been a ‘good year’ for the Czech number one. Throw in a runner-up in Miami and there have been positives. Recently her season has fizzled out in all honesty. Getting to Shenzhen was a formality based on points she accrued earlier on in the season. Following her lack lustre and flat performance against Elina Svitolina in a match I described as ‘must win’ for both it is now a win or season is over match against Bianca Andreescu. If the Canadian is firing off all cylinders then … Continue reading 66 matches played in 2019 but is number 67 on Wednesday Karolina Pliskova’s most important?
Day 2 at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen certainly delivered. Simona Halep and firstly Elina Svitolina opened up their tournaments with impressive victories. Elina Svitolina saw off Karolina Pliskova in two sets of tennis with a mentally strong and well thought out game plan against the Czech number one. Pliskova has been left with a lot to ponder going forward after a disappointing performance. Defending champion Svitolina sets out her stall with a typically gutsy performance! Later on in the day was Andreescu and Halep were up against each other for the first time. It was the Canadian who Gott … Continue reading WTA Finals Day 2; Halep & Svitolina impress in their opening matches!
No matter where she goes the support for Simona Halep is incredible. Her fans flock to wherever she is playing to see her and make a hell of noise. Simona Halep was described as an idol by Bianca Andreescu in the lead up to their first meeting on tour. It was the 19 year old debutant who came out the blocks quicker in this encounter and really set out her game asking questions of the former world number one. During the match Simona Halep had her coach Darren Cahill on court four times during lengthly changeovers with Bianca Andreescu receiving … Continue reading Simona Halep produces a strong comeback saving match point to see off Andreescu!