Bianca Andreescu Gives Wise Advice to Emma Raducanu, Leylah Fernandez, and Others Before Indian Wells Title Defense

Published 10/09/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
Apr 1, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Bianca Andreescu of Canada reacts after match point against Maria Sakkari of Greece (not pictured) in a women’s singles semifinal in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


World No.21 Bianca Andreescu will begin her Indian Wells 2021 campaign tomorrow. She is the defending champion and thus, fans are looking forward to witnessing some exceptional performances from the Canadian player.

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Interestingly, in 2019, Bianca Andreescu became the first wildcard player to win the Indian Wells title in its history. In addition, she was the youngest to win the tournament since Serena Williams did so two decades ago.

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Bianca Andreescu advises teenagers like Emma Raducanu, Leylah Fernandez, and Others

In the pre-tournament press conference, Andreescu was asked to give some advice to young superstars like Raducanu, Fernandez, and Coco Gauff. She highlighted that they should always remain grateful, even if they achieve tremendous success on tour.

Sep 11, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; (L-R) Leylah Fernandez of Canada and Emma Raducanu of Great Britain celebrate with the finalist and championship trophy (respectively) after their match in the women’s singles final on day thirteen of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

“The advice I would give is to always remain grateful, even if you’re having the hugest successes, because it can all be taken away from you in a split second,” said Andreescu in the press conference.

The Canadian has also enjoyed the young ‘prodigy’ tag when she broke into headlines after her US Open 2019 glory. However, she believes that one must always be grounded as that peak can be lost in a second.

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“Stay staying at the top is what is the hardest part”- Andreescu

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In the same interview, the World No.21 player emphasized the importance of staying confident and humble. She said that anyone can win a single Grand Slam but to main that consistency and dominance on the tour is the toughest part.

Aug 10, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Bianca Andreescu of Canada reacts after winning her match against Harriet Dart of Great Britain (not pictured) during second round play at Stade IGA. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports.

“Don’t let it go too much in your head. Stay confident, obviously, but you know, don’t become stuck up or, ‘I won a Grand Slam, so look at me. Just stay humble. Remain grateful and continue to work hard because everyone says, at least in my experience, it’s easy to get to the top. But stay staying at the top is what is the hardest part,” added the Canadian star.

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Bianca Andreescu is all set to face the American Alison Riske in her first match at the Indian Wells 2021. Will she be able to defend her title at the tournament this year?

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