US Open champion Bianca Andreescu will miss the 2020 Australian Open due to the knee injury that she picked up at the WTA Finals in October. Andreescu said, “The Australian Open is unfortunately too soon in my rehab process and I sadly will not be able to play in it this year, it was a very tough decision to make as I love to play in Melbourne but I have to respect the recuperation plan for my left knee and body.”
The Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the decade, starts January 20th in Melbourne.
Juan Martin Del Potro and Richard Gasquet are also set to miss the event due to injuries. Tournament officials said on Twitter that Gasquet had withdrawn with a knee injury while del Potro was also recovering from a knee ailment.