Canadian Pro tennis Bianca Andreescu was wheeled off the court during her match against 18th seed Ekaterina Alexandrova at the Miami Open on Monday night after suffering a painful lower leg injury.
Andreescu, 22, dropped the first set 7-6 (7), but was leading 2-0 in the second when she fell to the floor after running across the baseline.
2019 US Open Championship The hero cried out in excruciating pain.
“I’ve never felt this kind of pain before,” Andreescu managed to say with tears.
Alexandrova hugged Andreescu for a moment before she was eventually removed from the court in a wheelchair.
She walked out of the stadium as the fans applauded her.
On Tuesday, Andreescu posted on Twitter an update on her condition, describing it as “the worst pain I’ve ever felt.”
“I woke up with a brace on my foot… does anyone know what happened?” she tweeted. “On a serious note…that was the worst pain I’ve ever felt…praying for nothing serious. Still waiting for the official results. Thanks everyone for your thoughts and kind words, don’t go unnoticed.”
Andreescu has struggled through a number of injuries throughout her career. Monday marked the third time she’s had to retire from a game due to injury, according to SportsNet. Shortly after winning the 2019 US Open, Andreescu missed several months in 2020 with a knee injury.