Bianca Andreescu gives positive update on her well-being after overcoming dark period

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Bianca Andreescu gives positive update on her well-being after overcoming dark period

Former world No. 4 Bianca Andreescu has shared a positive update on her well-being as she is now feeling much better and excited to be returning to action. Andreescu, 21, hasn't played since October, when she participated at the Indian Wells Masters.

Andreescu wasn't at a good place mentally last year and it impacted her performance in the second part of the 2021 season. In December, Andreescu announced she would be skipping the Australian Open and be out indefinitely.

Andreescu, the 2019 US Open champion, took a wildcard into this week's WTA event in Stuttgart as she is set to play her first tournament of the year. "I'm very excited to play again. The last couple of months have been quite difficult but, as cliche as it sounds, I feel like I found myself.

I really developed a stronger passion for this game and I realized that I truly love this sport," Andreescu said, per WTA Insider.

Andreescu found herself in a dark spot

In December, Andreescu said in a message posted on her Twitter: "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." Former world No. 4 Andreescu has no previous appearances on the clay courts of Stuttgart.