Drama um Biana Andreescu (22)!
In the round of 16 of the WTA tournament in Miami, the Canadian twisted her left ankle when trying to return at a score of 6: 7 and 2: 0 against the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova (28), probably injuring herself seriously. You are threatened with another long break.
Andreescu screamed in pain and whimpered lying on the floor. “I’ve never felt so much pain,” she exclaimed on the court during treatment. She was later taken off the field in tears by attendants in a wheelchair. During her transport, the 2019 US Open winner was hugged by her opponent.
Alexandrova encouraging her opponent after the match: “I’m really sorry about what happened. When you saw her lying on the court in so much pain, it hurt just to look. You can’t help, you can’t do anything, it’s terrible. I wish her a speedy recovery.”
The scenes awaken unpleasant memories of Alexander Zverev (25)!
In June 2022, the man from Hamburg suffered a ligament injury in his right foot at the French Open in the semifinals against Rafael Nadal. He also had to be taken off the field in a wheelchair and had to retire from the game. He finally celebrated his comeback in mid-December, about six months after the serious injury.
For Andreescu it is the next setback in her injury-plagued career. She missed almost the entire year 2021 with knee problems. She did not play the Australian Open 2022 either, took a physical and mental break at that time. Even a career end was in the room, as the Canadian later made public.
After her spectacular final victory over Serena Williams at the US Open 2019, she missed the whole of 2020, among other things.
Recently, she has been in good form on her way back to her former strengths – beating seventh-seeded Greek Maria Sakkari in Miami, among others. Now the bitter setback.