The Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu is waiting to get on the court at Australian Open 2021. Because her knee injury kept her out for more than a year, this comeback very important for her. Recently, in an interview, the 20-year-old opened about her dealing with the injuries.
The year 2019 was a breakthrough year for the Canadian World No. 8. From Number 152 in the world, Bianca made it to the Top 5 women in the world. However, after realising a knee injury in the WTA Finals in Shenzhen that year, she had to miss the entire 2020 season.
Even though she doesn’t like it, Bianca has to make deductions about the injury. Earlier, due to a back injury, she did not play a single match in 2018 as well.
“I don’t really like to spend much time talking about the specifics with injuries,” Bianca said, “But it is part of being an athlete.”
And so, the next step for her is to talk with the team. “When things like [Shenzhen] happen, I have to sit down with my team and figure out why it happened. We thought it could be poor planning.”
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Bianca Andreescu opens about her bad days in tennis
The 2019 US Open champion is undoubtedly one of the brightest talents on the women’s tour. As a 19-year-old, she defeated many of the top 10 players, including Serena Williams twice. All Bianca is left to conquer is her persistent knee injury.
“I’m trying to prevent as much as possible and hopefully I won’t have to be giving more interviews about [being] injured. Like anyone, I had my bad days,” the former World No.4 said. “Sometimes I would just sit on my bed and cry because I couldn’t do anything.”
Difficulties for her continued as her coach tested positive on arrival in Australia. That meant no training and no coach for Bianca Andreescu. But she didn’t stop and rather found a classical way to keep tennis close during the hard 14-day lockdown.
“During this quarantine, I pictured myself on the court, playing tennis, having the same feelings, feeling the shots. All of that,” said Canada’s best. “There’s studies that show imagery works just as well, if you do it correctly, as you being on the court. That’s huge.”
Bianca will be a big threat for every player trying to grab their hands on the Australian Open 2021 title. Hopefully, this season will bring out more tennis from her and fewer injuries. Because without them, the young Canadian has a game to become tomorrow’s great player.
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