The first Canadian Grand Slam singles winner Bianca Andreescu reveals her memories when she was playing against the top 10 opponents. The US Open Champion believes focus and concentration can be a weapon for her tremendous success. The 19-years-old talked about what had never happened before in her lifetime.
In 2019, The Canadian teenager made a major breakthrough in her professional tennis career.
Bianca started the 2019 season at the 178th position in the world however she ended with 5th position on the WTA ranking table. In addition, Bibi won her first WTA title at Indian Wells Open and She beat Former World No.01 Serena Willimas at Canadian Open and Flushing Meadows. Eventually, the young player was injured on the knee at the WTA Finals.
On Eurosport’s Tennis Legends vodcast, Former World No.01 Boris Becker questioned the Rogers Cup Reigning Bianca Andreescu: Bianca, let me take you back to 2019! Winning Indian Wells with a wildcard, having a pretty solid year, and then winning in your home country in Toronto against Serena and then the breakthrough at the US Open beating Serena again. What happened?
“2019 best and worst year of my life” -Bianca Andreescu
Bianca said to Boris: Don’t ask me, Boris! Man, every time talk about it. It brings me in the feels because 2019 was the best and worst year of my life. It was definitely a roller coaster. My results were definitely the good part of the year and just me improving as a person and as a tennis player.
“ It was just so nice to see my progression throughout the year, leading up to the US Open, and even afterward. But I think it started during my pre-season. I think I had a really, really good pre-season and felt super confident. I remember I did not lose a practice set!. So I was like, ‘okay,2019 I’m coming for you’, and then little did I know What was going to happen in Auckland.”
“I ended up getting to the finals, and I think that just boosted my confidence, even more, coming into Indian Wells and also Newport. So it was just a build-up and then I just kept the ball rolling. I did not let anything go to my head.”
“ I was not taking anything for granted. I was going out there playing match after match not focusing on who was on the other side because I played a lot of tough opponents and opponents that were in the top 10, which never happened to me before. That was like my first full year on tour! So it was just incredible how fast that all came together. It makes me happy talking about it again.” Andreescu added, the sixth player in the World.