Bianca Andreescu Reportedly Teams Up With Former Fitness Trainer of Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams

Published 03/19/2021, 4:00 PM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 10, 2021 Canada’s Bianca Andreescu during her second round match against Taiwan’s Su-Wei Hsieh REUTERS/Jaimi Joy


Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu, who is still feeling her way back into the grind of the professional circuit after a long injury-enforced break, has added a new member to her support staff.

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Realizing it’s a long road to redemption, the Canadian is willing to put herself in the hands of proven professionals in a bid to rule the roost again.

Bianca Andreescu has hired fitness guru Abdul Sillah, who previously worked with Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams

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The current World Number 9 has enlisted the services of highly-regarded high-performance fitness coach Abdul Sillah to her team.

Returning to competitive tennis after a year-long struggle with injuries, Andreescu crashed out early at this year’s Australian Open.

While she managed to come through a tricky tournament opener against Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu, the 20-year-old Canadian was taken apart in the second round by rising Taiwanese star Hsieh Su-wei.

In her first Tour event since bowing out at Melbourne Park, the 2019 US Open champion reached the semi-final of the Phillip Island Trophy before going down to Czech tennis Marie Bouzkova.

With a good amount of ground to cover still on the comeback road, the 20-year-old is now counting on the fitness trainer, who had previously worked with reigning Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka, to return to top shape and form.

Bianca Andreescu will prepare for Miami Open under the watchful eyes of high-performance coach Abdul Sillah

Reports suggest Andreescu has checked into the Evert Academy at Boca Raton, South Florida, and will soon begin preparation for the prestigious Miami Open under the watchful eyes of Sillah.

While his pedigree and credentials are unmatched in the professional circuit, the fitness guru is also known to be a skilled motivator.

Hence, it is likely that he will push the Canadian to shed flab and put in hours of work at the gym to return to prime fitness.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 10, 2021 Canada’s Bianca Andreescu in action during her second round match against Taiwan’s Su-Wei Hsieh REUTERS/Jaimi Joy

Sillah was born in Sierra Leone, he moved to San Jose, California at nine years of age. 

Emerging as a much sought-after man in his field, he worked with 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams before helping compatriot Sloane Stephens recover from a foot injury.

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Weeks after he started working with her, Osaka triumphed at the Indian Wells Masters and she hasn’t looked back since.

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Andreescu would hope her association with the fitness guru will breed something similar.

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Priyabrata Chowdhury

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.

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