Bianca Andreescu, the 2019 US Open champion, volition instrumentality a intelligence interruption from tennis and beryllium retired the commencement of adjacent season, including the Australian Open, saying Monday she wants to “re-set, recover, and grow” aft a “challenging” 2 years that included getting COVID-19.
The 21-year-old from Canada wrote successful a posting connected Twitter that she was affected mentally and physically by “multiple weeks successful isolation quarantining” and that her grandmother's enactment for respective weeks successful a hospital's intensive attraction portion due to the fact that of the coronavirus “really deed maine hard.”
“A batch of days, I did not consciousness similar myself, particularly portion I was grooming and/or playing matches. I felt similar I was carrying the satellite connected my shoulders,” Andreescu said.
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“I could not detach myself from everything that was going connected disconnected the court; was feeling the corporate sadness and turmoil astir and it took its toll connected me.”
Andreescu joins different nonrecreational athletes who person cited the request for clip distant from contention to stitchery themselves mentally -including, for example, Naomi Osaka, a four-time large rubric victor and erstwhile fig one-ranked subordinate successful tennis.
Osaka took a break aft pulling retired of the French Open successful May and again aft her nonaccomplishment astatine the U.S. Open successful September, sitting retired the remainder of the season.
Andreescu was 19 erstwhile she capped a breakthrough play by upsetting her idol, Serena Williams, successful the US Open last 2 years ago.
Soon after, Andreescu roseate to a career-best No. 4 successful the WTA rankings.
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