The WTA has announced that Andreescu is withdrawing from the competition being held in Ohio due to
a change in the schedule of the principal concerned.
The 53rd racket in the world was to cross swords, in the first round, with the Italian Camila Giorgi. She will be replaced by a qualified or drafted player (lucky loser).
The 22-year-old Ontarian recorded two victories in the Queen City earlier this week, first against Russia’s Daria Kasatkina, then against France’s Alizé Cornet, before losing to China’s Zheng Qinwen in the round of 16 .
The first main draw matches in Cincinnati will be played next Monday, two weeks before the start of the United States Open, the fourth grand slam of the season.
In 2019, Andreescu enjoyed success at Flushing Meadows, where she took top honors after defeating American Serena Williams in front of her home crowd.
The winner of three WTA tournaments has a record of 14 wins against 9 losses this year. She participated in the final in Bad Homburg, in vain. The French Caroline Garcia had deprived her of the title in Germany.