Bianca Andreescu explains how a trip to Costa Rica helped her rediscover herself



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Bianca Andreescu explains how a trip to Costa Rica helped her rediscover herself

Former world No. 4 Bianca Andreescu absolutely enjoyed her trip to Costa Rica as she said attending the Wisdom and Well-being program in Nosara helped her "rediscover" herself. Andreescu, now ranked at No. 43 in the world, announced her withdrawal from the Australian Open in early December.

In a note posted on her Twitter account in early December, Andreescu said the last two years were difficult both mentally and physically so she wanted to take some time to focus on her well-being. "Wow. My time @bluespiritcostarica during the Wisdom and Well-being Program was unforgettable!!

I went there to rediscover myself and have some alone time but it turned out to be so much more… I met many incredible people, experienced new things, the speakers/ teachers down there taught me so much, and most importantly I had lots of fun.

Can’t wait to come back!" Andreescu captioned her Instagram post.

The post in which Andreescu opened up

"Hi everyone. As you all know, the past two years have been very challenging for me for a variety of reasons.

Especially this year in particular, I spent multiple weeks in in isolation, quarantining which affected me greatly -- both mentally and physically. In addition, my grandmother spent several weeks in the ICU due to a COVID-19 infection.

A lot of days, I did not feel like myself, especially while I was training and/or playing matches. I felt like I was carrying the world on my shoulders. I could not detach myself from everything that was going on and off the court; was feeling the collective sadness and turmoil around and it took its toll on me," Andreescu explained in a Twitter post.

"I want to give myself extra time to re-set, recover, and grow from this (as cliche as that sounds) and continue to inspire by doing charity work, giving back and working on myself because I know by doing this, I will come back stronger than ever.

I will therefore not start my season in Australia this year, but will take some additional time to reflect, train, and be ready for the upcoming 2022 season."