It didn’t take a week after his stunning US Open title win for Bianca Andreescu to start chopping away at her autumn schedule.
Now that she has assumed a place among the WTA elite, the 19-year-old Canadian will start limiting her appearances, starting with the Asian swing now under way.
After meeting with local media in her hometown of Toronto, Andreescu’s team said she has pulled out of WTA tournaments in Osaka and a prestige Chinese stop in Wuhan.
But she is due to resume a month after her Open triumph by playing in Beijing in early October.
With her new ranking fifth, the teenager is a likely entry for the eight-woman, year-end championships in November at Shenzhen.
Andreescu, who beat Serena Williams in straight sets in the weekend final, has said she is aiming to crack the Top 3 as well as stay healthy after several brushes with injury earlier in this breakthrough season.
Seven spots in Shenzhen remain open, with only Roland Garros champion Ash Barty of Australia qualified so far.
Andreescu stands fourth in the 2019 points chase and has her chances despite playing in only a few more events.
Meanwhile, Double Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka has sacked her coach after crashing out in the fourth round as she attempted a title defence at the US Open.