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World No. 4 female tennis superstar Bianca Andreescu has recently pulled out her name from the ongoing event of Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen 2019 due to a painful knee injury on Friday. The legendary player of Canada Andreescu injured herself during the recent match against Karolina Pliskova in the round-robin tournament.

Right from the beginning of the game, Andreescu was playing on a back foot against Pliskova. This gave the Czech star a great chance to take the lead in the first set. As a result, Andreescu who was playing with the injured knee lost the first round by 6-3 margin and decided to retire from the event. With this shocking decision of Canadian sensation, Pliskova advances to the next round of WTA Finals in just 51 minutes of action.

The Czech veteran Pliskova is now looking forward to clinch the lustrous trophy of Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen this year. It will be interesting to see who will be her next opponent in the upcoming battle.

The 19-year-old young Canadian tennis star Andreescu expressed her disappointment while withdrawing from the prestigious event in halfway. She said, “I had a scan to check my knee after last night’s match, and unfortunately, the results show that I need to withdraw. On the spot the physio thought it was my meniscus, so she taped it up. It was really hard to bend with the taping and the pain kept getting worse, so I had to stop”. She will hope to come back, even more, stronger in the next season.

Andreescu will now be replaced by the World No.12 Sofia Kenin for the remaining battles in the prestigious event. Notably, Kenin is the second replacement of ongoing WTA Finals 2019 as earlier this week Kiki Bertens also replaced former top-ranked player Naomi Osaka in the second encounter.

The 22-year-old young tennis star Osaka crashed out of the event due to painful shoulder injury which she suffered during the Beijing Finals 2019 three weeks ago. In WTA Finals 2019, she somehow managed to win the opening battle with a painful shoulder but later in the second encounter, Osaka decided to pull out her name immediately.