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Canadian superstar Bianca Andreescu will be taking the remainder of the 2020 season off to focus on her health and training. The 20-year-old posted a statement on social media to confirm the news.

Andreescu, who last year became the first Canadian since 1969 to win Rogers Cup presented by National Bank as well as the first Canadian to win a singles Grand Slam title after she defeated Serena Williams at the US Open, said:

“I have come the difficult decision to skip the clay court swing this year and will be taking the remainder of the season off to focus on my health and training. As hard as it was to come to this conclusion, I have so much to look forward to in 2021, including the Olympics; I want to use this time to focus on my game so I can come back stronger and better than ever. As always, your encouraging words and support meant the world to me and I look forward to getting back on the court and competing for Canada next year!”

The 2019 WTA Finals in Shenzhen was the last time Canadian tennis fans watched Andreescu take to the court. She is currently ranked No. 7 on the WTA Tour.