Andreescu: 'People watched final vs Serena Williams, now they follow me'

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Andreescu: 'People watched final vs Serena Williams, now they follow me'

Bianca Andreescu spoke to the Canadian reporters on Sunday about how her popularity increased since she won her maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open defeating Serena Williams. Andreescu said: “It’s great. It means a lot to me when people say I inspire them.

People who say they started tennis because of me or that they never watched tennis but they saw the final against Serena and now they’re going to keep following me”. Andreescu will only play the China Open in Beijing before eventually the WTA Finals in Shenzhen: “I’m coming off a big win, but that’s only going to give me momentum and confidence going into Beijing.

I’ll have another good week of training next week (in China) so I’m feeling good”. On the reasons behind her light schedule, Andreescu added: “I felt I did play a lot of tennis at the beginning of the year and it accumulated, especially after (winning) at Indian Wells.

Maybe I shouldn’t have played Miami, but when you’re coming off a win, you want to keep going. I felt okay, but it was getting worse in Miami”. On her parents, Andreescu concluded: "I think they emigrated in 1995.

Back then, Romania was having problems with Ceausesc. So they wanted to just have a better life, so they came into Canada. Canada was very welcoming with immigrants. I think they made the right decision, because without Tennis Canada's support, I don't think I would have been here today."