Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu is receiving some hate online for sustaining yet another injury during a match earlier this week.
Andreescu was left in tears after getting what looked like a nasty blow to the ankle during the Miami Open tennis tournament on Monday.
She went down in the second set of her fourth-round match against Russia’s Ekaterina Alexandrova.
The 22-year-old had to be escorted off the court in a wheelchair and looked visibly upset, judging by the tears in her eyes, as she looked off into the crowd to see her mother, who was also crying.
“Woke up with a brace on my foot… anyone know what happened? On a serious note tho… that was the worst pain I’ve ever felt… praying for nothing serious. Still waiting on official results. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and kind words, doesn’t go unnoticed,” Andreescu tweeted on Tuesday.
She followed up the message by thanking everyone for all the love she’s received.
However, just like her injury, Andreescu is also getting some hurtful comments online.
“It’s [an] ankle injury, she acting like she got shot or something,” one Twitter user wrote.
“I have to say these injuries are starting to look like her not being prepared. Her drama on court has imo ruined her,” said another.
Some comments even borderline sexism, with one user saying her body can’t withstand the sport and that it’s a shame she doesn’t have a “bikini photo shoot career to fall back on.”
Andreescu has fought through a number of injuries throughout her career and the most recent one marks her third.
Most notably, she had to retire from a game after winning the U.S. Open in 2019, she had to sit out for many months to recover.
The tennis star also took a hiatus at one point to focus on her mental health. She rose to stardom after winning the title of Canada’s first Grand Slam singles champion in 2019 at the age of 18.