Injuries have kept Bianca Andreescu out of tennis way too much. The 2019 US Open champion and Canadian tennis star has endured a career filled with ups and downs at the ripe old age of 23 years old. At her best, she can compete with all of the top players in the game. Bibi, as she is sometimes called, is still capable of being World No. 1.
For this reason, Andreescu fans (like me) were particularly excited to hear that she is on the comeback trail. Her targeted return is during the US Sunshine Double in March, specifically at Indian Wells.
Andreescu has confessed to mental health issues in the past so it is encouraging to see her continue to persevere with tennis despite physical injuries and seeing her out and about at other events looking happy and healthy is also a plus. While off the WTA Tour and home in Canada, Andreescu was recently spotted in attendance at the 2024 NHL All-Star Weekend festivities in Toronto.
What we can expect from Bianca Andreescu's WTA comeback
Andreescu's best surface is the hard court. It is where she won her Grand Slam. Conversely, hard courts are arguably the hardest on the body. For a player recuperating from injuries, the pounding could be a jolt to the joints.
She has not played in six months. We have seen that layoffs are difficult to overcome whether it is from injury or maternity leave. Going from the rigorous tour schedule to recuperation and back to the tour is a difficult adjustment in season when the top players are already in peak shape and form.
All this means that Andreescu could have a rough road back, but hopefully, she stays healthy and hangs in there because she is a US Open champion, and fans would love to see her make another run in New York five years after her career-changing win. She has also mentioned her desire to represent Canada in the Paris Olympics this summer.
The Sunshine Double is proving to be more anticipated this year than ever before as Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are confirmed participants at Indian Wells.