World No. 21 Bianca Andreescu acknowledged she didn't play her best tennis against Anett Kontaveit and admitted that the Estonian was the better player during their Indian Wells Masters clash. Kontaveit, ranked at No. 20 in the world, saw off Andreescu 7-6 (5) 6-3 to reach the Indian Wells round-of-16.
"I think today I didn’t play my best. I didn’t feel my best. But, I have to deal with what I had. It obviously wasn’t enough, The conditions were a bit tough as well with the with and with the sun. Anett [Kontaveit], I honestly don’t think she played her best tennis either.
But, you know, she was the better player today," Andreescu said, per Tennis Up To Date.
Andreescu wasn't mentally at her best place following the loss
“My mind’s all over the place with many different thoughts and opinions," Andreescu admitted.
Andreescu, 21, gave credit to Tennis Canada for helping her so much in her career. "Tennis has evolved so from a young age we are able to have fitness trainers, and Tennis Canada really helped provide us with coaches and trainers and we were able to travel, and they really helped us be able to accomplish things at a younger age," Andreescu said.
Andreescu, 21, insists young players are nowadays fearless. "We're youngsters and we're just, I don't know, super fearless these days. I don't know why, honestly. But that is definitely a factor," Andreescu claimed.
Andreesco also shared an advice to young players. "Always remain grateful, even if you’re having huge success, because it can all be taken away from you in a split second,” Andreescu said. “For me, it was being injured right after (winning the U.S.
Open). That was really hard for me. I felt like I didn’t savour it as much. That’s one thing that I learned now that I wish I did back then."