Former world No. 4 Bianca Andreescu reveals she is in a great place mentally but admits she has yet to rediscover her best tennis. Andreescu, 22, has played nine tournaments this season. Last week in Toronto, home favorite Andreescu claimed notable wins over Daria Kasatkina and Alize Cornet, before falling short in three sets to Qinwen Zheng.
“I definitely don’t think I’m there yet,” Andreescu told Complex Canada. “I just gotta keep grinding but I also gotta tell myself I can’t play very good every single day. It’s just not what it is sadly, I wish I could do that.
I really, really want this especially after so much time off, taking time for myself and all those rough moments. I really feel like I’m in a great place right now and even me just talking right now—last year for instance, I would be more negative but I just feel so great.
Also, I’m home, the crowd was for me, win or lose, I feel that they’ve always supported me so that means a lot”.
“I just enjoy pushing myself a lot, I enjoy challenging myself,” Andreescu said.
“Before it was kind of a hassle for me to do that but now I really enjoy it. I love testing my limits and waking up early too. I never used to do that but now I love it”. Last December, Andreescu announced an indefinite break from tennis to address her mental health.
After skipping the start of the season, Andreescu returned to action in April. Since returning, Andreescu has had some notable moments but it is clear that she is still not on her top level. This week, Andreescu was scheduled to play in Cincinnati.
Andreescu pulled out late from Cincinnati, citing a "change in schedule." It remains to be seen how will Andreescu do at the US Open, where she became a Grand Slam champion in 2019.