The reigning US Open champion Bianca Andreescu enjoyed a 16-match winning streak in 2019, before falling to Naomi Osaka in Beijing, China. She concluded the year with a knee injury and coming into 2020, it’s still persisting.
The Canadian star Andreescu was anticipating to resume her tour during the European clay-court swing. But amidst coronavirus pandemic, everything has been halted.
She was recently in conversation with Canada’s CTV News. With the COVID-19 widespread severely affecting the daily lives of the people, Andreescu opened up on the same.
“The one thing they can do that will eventually stop this pandemic is to stay home as much as possible. We are all connected if something affects someone it eventually affects another person,” Bianca Andreescu said.
“Our own health is very important” – Bianca Andreescu
With the world being home-quarantined, everyone is keeping themselves occupied with technology. Like Bianca says, it’s definitely a ‘luxury’ which plays a crucial role in staying in touch with our loved ones during these difficult times.
“I’m an only child so I love hanging with my friends. But now thanks to FaceTime and other technology we have the luxury to talk to our friends. We’re all in the same boat.”
Previously, Andreescu stressed the importance of staying at home.“You’ve heard it from many influential people. And I wanted to join them in continuing to stress the importance of staying home,” she said.
“I know it’s hard to stay away and not hang out with friends but whether it’s home or outside, it’s so important not to. We should do this for our parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and for ourselves. Because our own health is very important.”
World Number six Bianca Andreescu began her 2019 season as a qualifier in the WTA tournaments. She also played challenger events that year. In the month of March, she was awarded a wild card at BNP Paribas Open, and she went on defeat the eight seed Angelique Kerber in the finals.
Her injury issues were persisting post her title victory in Indian Wells, but the Ontario-native resurged in her home tournament of Rogers Cup 2019 and lifted up the title there.
Her title victory did not stop there, a few days later, the teenage sensation made her Grand Slam breakthrough in New York, and became the first major champion to be born in the 2000s.