Australian Open 2021: ‘Zero’ health worries for Bianca Andreesecu as comeback ends

Australian Open 2021: ‘Zero’ health worries for Bianca Andreesecu as comeback ends

Andreescu was set to make her comeback as prime seed within the warm-up Grampians Trophy, however pulled out as a precautionary measure after spending 14 days in exhausting lockdown after arriving in Australia.

Australian Open 2021: 'Zero' fitness worries for Bianca Andreesecu as comeback ends

Bianca Andreescu performed her first match since October 2019 on the Australian Open. AP

Melbourne: Former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu was assured that her damage woes have been behind her after the Canadian’s emotional comeback led to defeat in opposition to Hsieh Su-wei on the Australian Open on Wednesday.

The eighth seed, in her match return after 15 months on the sidelines with a knee damage, was upset by the veteran Taiwanese 6-3, 6-2 in a single hour 23 minutes within the second spherical.

She had not performed a aggressive match forward of the Australian Open since struggling a left knee damage on the WTA Finals in October 2019, halting her fast rise after beating Serena Williams within the remaining at Flushing Meadows that yr.

“I’ve zero worries about my well being,” Andreescu, 20, stated.

“I will proceed doing what I have been doing as a result of clearly it is working.

“But when I am wholesome I will be enjoying. Clearly I need to watch out, however I can be enjoying.”

Andreescu was set to make her comeback as prime seed within the warm-up Grampians Trophy, however pulled out as a precautionary measure after spending 14 days in exhausting lockdown after arriving in Australia.

A weary Andreescu, who appeared sluggish amid stifling situations on Rod Laver Enviornment, stated adapting to the hotter climate was tough.

“Being within the coronary heart of quarantine, I might have had these further two weeks being within the warmth and getting used to sweating … to every little thing once more,” she stated.

“I am simply going to take this as a studying curve and bounce again for the following match.

“I feel now it is simply getting again into play, and it is good to know that I nonetheless have that preventing spirit in me.”

Regardless of the early exit, Andreescu remained buoyed having produced a memorable first-round victory the place she defeated Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania in three units and broke down afterwards in tears.

“I did not put expectations on myself,” she stated. “There’s at all times unconscious expectations for positive, however verbal expectations not likely.

“I simply instructed myself that I need to really feel good on the courtroom. Simply glad to be again, injury-free after so lengthy of not enjoying.”

Hsieh performs seven-time Slam winner Venus Williams or Italian qualifier Sara Errani subsequent.

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