Bianca Andreescu has sent her support to Emma Raducanu as the Canadian knows well the negative side of fame. In 2019, Andreescu introduced herself to the tennis world in a stunning way as she won the US Open and two WTA 1000 titles just after turning 19.
After her big 2019 North American hard-court swing, Andreescu was tipped to continue doing big things but then injuries came and the enormous pressure and expectations started to also negatively impact the Canadian. Andreescu can certainly relate to 2021 US Open champion, Raducanu who hasn't won any titles since her US Open win and has become one of the most criticized and scrutinized players in the world.
Andreescu comes to Raducanu's defense
“Us tennis players at the beginning, we just play the sport because we love it. We don’t necessarily want to become famous. Then you find out it’s all a part of it. It really sucks your energy.
We’re all human at the end of the day," Andreescu said on the No Challenges Remaining podcast.
Just like Raducanu, Andreescu also hasn't won any titles since her US Open win.
Bianca Andreescu on Emma Raducanu’s struggles:
“Us tennis players at the beginning, we just play the sport bc we love it.
We don’t necessarily want to become famous. Then you find out it’s all a part of it. It really sucks your energy. We’re all human at the end of the day” ❤️ pic.twitter.com/5bHRjs8Vn8 — The Tennis Letter (@TheTennisLetter) August 2, 2023
Earlier this year, Andreescu and Raducanu met in the Miami first round and the Canadian claimed a 6-3 3-6 6-2 win over the Briton. After the match, Andreescu was asked if she had a conversation with Raducanu. Andreescu revealed they never had a conversation but added she felt they could help each other out.
“No. But I would honestly really, really like to speak to her because of that, because of our similarities. I mean, she’s also Romanian. She was born in Toronto, which is super, super crazy. Definitely I would love to speak to her, for sure.
Maybe we can help each other out," Andreescu said in March. Raducanu has been out since undergoing three surgeries in May. This week, Raducanu returned to the practice court and her recovery seems to be going well.
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