Bianca Andreescu

April 30, 2019

April 30, 2019 “The start of 2017 was a great time in my life. I won a couple of 25k events, did well at Fed Cup and qualified for Wimbledon just after turning 17. I was then able to reach the quarterfinals at the Citi Open beating a top 15 player. Achieving that made me the first player born in 2000 to do so. My points started to add up which allowed me to play bigger events without needing wildcards. I was getting more attention than usual. People were saying that ‘maybe she isn’t a one hit wonder’. I said to myself, ‘This is it. I proved myself, now I just gotta keep it up’. Then everything started piling up in a negative way. I got too overwhelmed by everything. My tennis started going downhill. I was having difficulty with the relationships in my life including the one with myself. Practices began to feel worthless. I wasn’t enjoying it anymore. I ended up losing in the first round six times, which made me lose many points that I had to defend from the year before. I had a poor pre season which led to the year of me playing the

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