Will turn 22 on
What she’s done since last summer
- Returned from injury at the 2021 Australian Open
- Reached the Phillip Island Trophy semifinal
- Finished runner-up to Ashleigh Barty at the Miami Open
- Andreescu won her first eight matches against Top 10 players
If the 20-year-old is in the draw, she’s a favorite to win the tournament. Unfortunately for Andreescu, getting in the draw has proven more challenging than her Top 10 ranking would suggest, as injuries have consistently conspired to keep her off the court—often for months at a time.
“It seems that I'm kind of the only one that keeps getting asked questions about injuries, which is super annoying,” she admitted in Miami. “I don't want for me to have a reputation of that, because it's not only me that's getting injured.”
Injuries are nonetheless essential plot points in the Andreescu story, for when she’s not injured, she’s winning. A 2018 back injury delayed her transition from juniors to the WTA, and a shoulder injury sandwiches her breakout BNP Paribas Open and the summer streak that took her to the US Open title.