Mississauga’s Tennis Star Bianca Andreescu Will Not Play In tokyo Olympics
The world’s fifth-ranked women’s tennis player, Mississauga Bianca Andreescu, announced today she has withdrawn from the 2021 Olympic Games later this month in Tokyo.
The former US Open champion said due to the challenges put forward by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic she has decided to not play in the Tokyo Olympics. World number five Andreescu, however, vowed to feature in the Paris Olympics in 2024″To all my amazing fans, I would like to inform you that I have made the very difficult decision to not play in the Tokyo Olympics later this month. I have been dreaming of representing Canada at the Olympics since I was a little girl, but with all the challenges we are facing as it relates to the pandemic,” Andreescu said in an Instagram post.
“I know that deep in my heart, this is the right decision to make for myself. I look forward to representing Canada in future Fed Cup ties, and competing at the 2024 Olympics in Paris!” she added.
The Olympics get underway on July 23 in Tokyo, Japan, where a state of emergency was recently declared and the International Olympic Committee decided to host all events in front of empty stands.