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Toronto winner Andreescu pulls out of Cincinnati WTA

By The Assam Tribune

CINCINNATI, Aug 12: Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu made history with a Toronto WTA title on Sunday and then withdrew from next week�s big date at the Cincinnati Masters.

The 19-year-old who claimed the trophy when Serena Williams was unable to play more than four games before retiring with back spasms said, �Thanks, but no thanks� to any extra exertion in the US Open run-up.�

The first Canadian in half a century to win the home trophy said she did not want to take any risks after missing more than two months � and Wimbledon � with shoulder problems before returning to action this week.

�I�ve never been there, so I�m really disappointed to withdraw from the tournament,� said Andreescu, who was leading Williams 3-1 when the 23-time Grand Slam champion called it a day.

�I really have to listen to my body right now, this last week has not been easy on it,� she added after beating three top 10 players in her hometown win that thrilled a nation. � AFP

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Toronto winner Andreescu pulls out of Cincinnati WTA

CINCINNATI, Aug 12: Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu made history with a Toronto WTA title on Sunday and then withdrew from next week�s big date at the Cincinnati Masters.

The 19-year-old who claimed the trophy when Serena Williams was unable to play more than four games before retiring with back spasms said, �Thanks, but no thanks� to any extra exertion in the US Open run-up.�

The first Canadian in half a century to win the home trophy said she did not want to take any risks after missing more than two months � and Wimbledon � with shoulder problems before returning to action this week.

�I�ve never been there, so I�m really disappointed to withdraw from the tournament,� said Andreescu, who was leading Williams 3-1 when the 23-time Grand Slam champion called it a day.

�I really have to listen to my body right now, this last week has not been easy on it,� she added after beating three top 10 players in her hometown win that thrilled a nation. � AFP