Timing is "too tight": Bianca Andreescu won't return at Roland Garros

Timing is "too tight": Bianca Andreescu won't return at Roland Garros

The 2019 US Open champion has not appeared on court in 2020, having endured a string of injuries that began at last year's WTA Finals Shenzhen.

World No. 7 Bianca Andreescu will not play Roland Garros, according to Canadian press.

Andreescu's agent reportedly confirmed she would not appear at the clay-court Grand Slam that starts this Sunday. Two weeks ago, Andreescu's coach, Sylvain Bruneau, indicated that she was still not fit to compete following a foot injury that led her to make the decision not to defend her US Open title.

"We have to be very smart and careful," he told TSN, adding, ''I think it will be too tight for the clay-court season."

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Andreescu has not played since injuring her left knee at the 2019 WTA Finals Shenzhen, after becoming Canada's highest-ranked WTA player in history by rising to No. 4. She experienced the foot injury a few months ago while training.

The 20-year-old Canadian joins other big names like reigning French Open winner No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and recent US Open champion No. 3 Naomi Osaka in withdrawing.

Andreescu won her opener at the Paris major last year, before pulling out of her second-round meeting with Sofia Kenin due to a right shoulder injury.