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Luckless Bianca Andreescu forced out of Madrid due to Covid-19

Bianca Andreescu Australian Open

Bianca Andreescu has been forced to withdraw from Madrid after testing positive for Covid-19, she has confirmed.

Andreescu had already arrived in Spain for the tournament, but she will now be unable to take part in the tournament and must self-isolate instead.

"After testing negative twice before my flight to Madrid, I was sadly informed that I had tested positive upon arrival for Covid-19 and therefore will not be playing at the Madrid Open later this week," she said on Twitter.

"I am feeling good, I am resting, and continuing to follow the health protocols and safety guidelines.

"I look forward to getting back on the court very soon."

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It is the latest setback for Bianca Andreescu, who has endured a torrid time with injury in recent times.

She won the US Open in 2019, but then injured her knee at the WTA Finals - a problem that saw her sit out the next 15 months.

The 20-year-old returned in February at the Australian Open and impressed given her lack of tennis, but another niggling injury then prevented her from playing in the Billie Jean Cup for Canada this month.

She had plans to return for Madrid, though, and get matches in her legs in the build-up to the French Open, although her positive Covid-19 test has halted those plans in their tracks for the time being.

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