Heading into US Open 2021, the World No.7 Bianca Andreescu has revealed that she has been happy with the new coach Sven Groeneveld in the pre-tournament press conference in New York.
A couple of months ago, Andreescu wrote that she decided to end her coaching relationship with Sylvain Bruneau on social media. The 56-year-old Canadian coached Bianca for nearly four years and assisted her in winning her maiden Grand Slam title at the 2019 US Open and two more notable titles.
After parting with a longtime coach, Andreescu has started to work with veteran coach Sven Groeneveld. Dutch has coached several players like Monica Seles, Mary Pierce, Ana Ivanovic, Carolina Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova and Sloane Stephens.
“Sven Has Been Helping Me A Lot With A Lot of Different Aspects”, says Andreescu
Grand Slam emphasised that her new coach has been assisting her in multiple ways, and she can’t wait to see results on the court.
Andreescu continued, “I got to FaceTime him before actually meeting him. I spoke to a couple of other coaches, but Sven really stood out.”
“We got along really well in that FaceTime call. I was hoping it would be the same in person, and it was. We connected very well on and off the court.”
“He brings a lot of different insight than what I’ve had in the past. He really focuses on details. I see that will help me a lot on the court.”
“He also looks at the mental side of things, as well, which is super important for me. It’s just like your pep talk during matches, during points, all of that, how important that is. I’m seeing a huge improvement.”
“He’s been helping me a lot with a lot of different aspects. Right now, I’m basically applying what he’s been telling me.”
“I see a huge difference in practice. At this point, I just really need matches to be able to execute as I want,” Canadian added.