Bianca Andreescu won all the 14 last matches she has played in. Speaking after her three-set victory over Aliaksandra Sasnovich in Beijing, the Canadian player said: "I don't want to sound like cocky or anything, but I kind of forgot how it feels to lose, which I think is a good thing.
When I do visualize and meditate, I always make sure to feel the feeling of myself winning. It's good that I forgot about the other feeling (smiling)." On how it felt like to win the US Open, Andreescu added: "It was definitely motivating.
After being off for, like, only four or five days, I just wanted to get back into the rhythm of things. It's a habit right now for me, being in the gym, being on the court. I definitely would rather play a tournament than train, honestly.
I was definitely looking forward to coming here and finishing off the year strong." Andreescu also recalled the recent match she played against Elise Mertens, her next opponent, at the US Open: "I think that was the toughest match of the tournament for me.
I'm going to go into it like I do every other match. I kind of have an idea of how she plays, she knows how I play now. I think it will be a tough battle no matter what. What I was doing well at the US Open when I was winning the points was I putting pressure right from the start of the point. Hopefully I can do that on Wednesday. I don't think I play tomorrow, so..."