“See a Huge Difference”: Bianca Andreescu Opens Up on New Coaching Venture

Published 08/28/2021, 4:26 AM EDT
Aug 10, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Bianca Andreescu of Canada reacts after winning a point against Harriet Dart of Great Britain (not pictured) during second round play at Stade IGA. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports.


Bianca Andreescu is back in New York this month in order to rewrite her name in the history books. The former US Open champion will be aiming to make a strong comeback in her career after 18 difficult months. In order to achieve success on court, Bianca has switched coaches before the commencement of the Grand Slam.

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The Canadian split with her long-time coach, Sylvain Bruneau, and joined hands with Sven Groeneveld. Her preparatory path towards the US Open has not been the greatest of paths, but she believes she can gain something out of this year’s US Open.

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I see a huge difference in practice: Bianca Andreescu after changing coaches

Bianca Andreescu and her former coach Sylvain Bruneau worked together for three years. After forming an association in 2018, Sylvain helped Bianca win many accolades in her career. The Canadian won her first Grand Slam in 2019, the US Open, when she was a teenager. She also won the National Bank Open in 2019 in Montreal under Sylvain’s supervision. However, in June of this year, she parted ways with him as they both mutually decided to leave each other.

Bianca’s new coach, Sven Groeneveld is a former Dutch tennis player. He has formerly coached many big names, including Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic, and was recently seen coaching Sloane Stephens. His next big project will be resurrecting Bianca’s career from hereon.

I think everyone knows by now, I started work with Sven Groeneveld. He’s been helping me a lot with a lot of different aspects. Right now I’m basically applying what he’s been telling me. I see a huge difference in practice,” said Andreescu.

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

Bianca’s last 18 months as a tennis player

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Bianca Andreescu has not had the best of times ever since she won the 2019 US Open. After her famous win over Serena Williams, she won just one match in her Grand Slam career – at this year’s Australian Open.

She faced a meniscus injury and also tested positive for coronavirus. She was absent from the French Open, US Open and the Australian Open in 2020. She made an early exit at this year’s Wimbledon Championships as well as the French Open.

In order to make a comeback after her Wimbledon exit, she played at the Canadian Open and Cincinnati Open. However, she faced a second round defeat in Montreal, whereas she lost her first round match at Cincinnati.

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Suchit Halder

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Suchit Halder is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Management Studies from St Xavier's College, Mumbai. With a keen interest in writing and sports, Suchit has previously worked as a content writer at Football Counter and worked with the content team for Delhi Capitals during IPL 2021.

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