Bianca Andreescu says she has withdrawn from Canada’s Olympic tennis staff.
The 21-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., posted on her Instagram account that she is pulling out of the Video games attributable to pandemic-related challenges.
A state of emergency took impact in Tokyo on Monday because the variety of new COVID-19 circumstances is climbing quick and hospital beds are beginning to fill simply 11 days forward of the Olympics.
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The state of emergency will cowl your entire period of the July 23 – Aug. 8 Video games, and means followers can be banned from attending occasions.
Andreescu, ranked No. 5 on the WTA Tour, says it was a “troublesome determination” and that she has dreamt of representing Canada on the Olympics since she was just a little woman.
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She is the second high-profile Canadian tennis participant to choose out of Tokyo, following top-ranked Canadian males’s participant Denis Shapovalov, who made the identical determination final month.
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Andreescu returned to motion this yr after struggling an damage on the finish of her breakout 2019 season that noticed her win the U.S. Open.
Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime, Vancouver’s Vasek Pospisil, Leylah Annie Fernandez of Laval, Que., Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski and Toronto’s Sharon Fichman are the opposite members of Canada’s Olympic staff.
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