Bianca Andreescu credited Tennis Canada with assisting her from the start and placing her in a position to succeed.
“Tennis has evolved so from a young age we are able to have fitness trainers, and Tennis Canada really helped provide us with coaches and trainers and we were able to travel, and they really helped us be able to accomplish things at a younger age,” Andreescu said, as per reports on Tennis Up To Date.
Andreescu made a name for herself in 2019 when she won her first Grand Slam title at the US Open.
“We’re youngsters and we’re just, I don’t know, super fearless these days. I don’t know why, honestly.
But that is definitely a factor,” Andreescu stated.
Andreescu offered tips to aspiring young players
“Always remain grateful, even if you’re having huge success, because it can all be taken away from you in a split second,” Andreescu said.
“For me, it was being injured right after (winning the U.S. Open). That was really hard for me. I felt like I didn’t savour it as much. That’s one thing that I learned now that I wish I did back then.”
Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez, finalists of the US Open, were pushed by Andreescu to keep working hard and be modest.
“Don’t let it go too much to your head,” Andreescu said.
“Stay confident, obviously, but don’t become stuck up. Stay humble, remain grateful and continue to work hard because as everyone says, it’s easy to get to the top.
“But staying at the top, that’s the hardest part.
“The main thing this year for me was to stop looking in the past because that’s what I was doing a lot and that’s what was ruining me.
“I would always say, ‘Oh I want to play like I did back in 2019. Why am I not playing like I used to?
“But I had to switch that mindset and start focusing on the present moment, because the past is the past.”