Bianca Andreescu: 'Not easy for Serena Williams, I know how it feels'


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Bianca Andreescu: 'Not easy for Serena Williams, I know how it feels'

In a press conference, Bianca Andreescu commented on her Rogers Cup success in Toronto after playing just four games in the final against Serena Williams. "It's been pretty hectic", said the Canadian. "I've been talking to a lot of people, taking a lot of pictures.

So it really hasn't sunk in yet. It's not easy for Serena, for sure, to pull out, especially to pull out in a final. I know how she feels because I've done that many times in my short career. But sometimes you just have to listen to your body.

And, yeah, it's not the way I wanted to win, but a win is a win. So I'm really, really happy." Asked if she noticed from the beginning that something was wrong, Andreescu replied: "I didn't notice anything whatsoever.

It was very surprising. But sometimes things happen. And, sadly, it had to be like that. But I wish her the fastest recovery." On how she came back from multiple injuries, Andreescu added: "From practice. I meditate a lot.

I visualize a lot. I know I've said that a lot at Indian Wells. I think it's really important to work your mind just as hard as you work physically. I think a lot of people just work physically and forget about the mental part, but in reality, your brain is controlling your body.

So if you're strong mentally, then I think you can find other resources to push your body physically if things aren't going your way in that sense. And I think that's what I've been doing this week and the past season."