Bianca Andreescu withdraws from Osaka, Wuhan but plans to play Beijing

Bianca Andreescu withdraws from Osaka, Wuhan but plans to play Beijing

The 19-year-old Canadian withdrew from the Asian events following her breakthrough win in New York on Saturday.

Bianca Andreescu has withdrawn from the WTA events in Osaka and Wuhan following her win at the US Open.

That leaves her with only two events scheduled for the rest of the season—Beijing and the WTA Tour Finals in Shenzhen, if she qualifies for the eight-player field. 

Andreescu said in a press conference this week that her goal now was to ''qualify for the WTA Finals and crack the Top 3" this season.


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No. 1 Ash Barty, who won the French Open, is the only pro to have qualified for the WTA Finals so far, leaving seven spots open. Though she will have just one more event to earn points, Andreescu's chances of qualifying look good. She is currently in fourth position, and more than 800 points in front of Belinda Bencic, who is in the eighth spot.

Bencic fell to Andreescu in the semifinals of the US Open, and has also withdrawn from Osaka.

Andreescu has won three events this season -- Indian Wells, Toronto, and the US Open, climbing from below the top 150 to the top 5 in the rankings. The teenager has played eight events this season, having been sidelined with a shoulder injury.