The Canadian spitfire Bianca Andreescu took time out to give Tennis Channel Live an interview on her life before the virus outbreak until now. She has come from no titles and gaining a bit of attention to winning consistency at three of the biggest tournament titles of her career.
It was her breakout time at last year's Indian Wells that put her name, face and entire mantra on the map. Afterwards she would win the Rogers Cup in her home country of Canada and then winning over Serena Williams afterwards at the U.S.
Open. Andreescu didn't get a chance like other players to defend her titles since the tournaments were abruptly suspended because of the virus outbreak. She was mending and tending to her wounded knee sustaining an injury at last October's WTA Finals in Shenzhen.
Indian Wells being cancelled was the beginning of the shocks and outcries players had to endure as their season slowly disintegrated one event at a time. It might have been bad luck at the time but for the Canadian, experiencing the pandemic has given her time to regroup, stay in shape and get her game together.
Players that weren't injured and kep up in the mainstea with tournaments, the hiatus hasn't been as good mentally or physically. Many have started to develop and reorganize their hobbies that they can start another career or profession on.
Elina Svitolina has talked on perhaps being a television host. Sabine Lisicki has developed a You Tube Channel to produce workout videos, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was seen jamming on drums while his son played the guitar. This is a time for dangerous but venturesome measures and players are beginning to be realistic if their tennis career sturned to be a sidebar.
It has become a stark revelation for more players as their monies have slowly dissolved and finding the next paycheck to financially become stable is looking difficult. They have employed the ATP/WTA and ITF to comply on giving them supplemental monies.
Situations have been in the works but a bit too slow for players to struggle getting finances in shape. Andreescu is going through her issues and situations too with having three titles on her racket but not able to defend two of them in 2020 because of the pandemic.
The only event left is the U.S. Open and being ready to perform at her top level for Bianca will still be an experiment waiting to happen. She won't know how her knee really is until getting on court in competition. She has accomplished much at her age, younger than most players and knows that whenever the virus outbreaks have ended she'd want to continue and be at a good level to gain success at the tournaments remaining.
Bianca Andreescu knows what she was capable of before and hopes everything goes well. As she's said at the Tennis Channel media "I'm gonna just keep doing me."
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