Bianca Andreescu highlighted that she is a Grand Slam champion and revealed she believes her level is still top-10. Andreescu, 23, won a Grand Slam - two WTA 1000 - reached a career-high ranking of No 4 in 2019. Since 2019, Andreescu hasn't won any titles and it has been a while since the Canadian was ranked inside the top-10.
But Andreescu, now ranked at No 44 in the world, remains fully confident in her abilities. "I definitely believe that my level is top 10 and I am still a Grand Slam champion. In a way, every time I lose, it's like that person's beating a Grand Slam champion.
I always have that in my head," Andreescu told The Canadian Press.
Andreescu hopes for a deep Montreal run
When Andreescu won the 2019 US Open, hardly anyone would believe that the Canadian would go the next four years without a single title.
This week, Andreescu is scheduled to compete at the National Bank Open in Montreal. In 2019, Andreescu lifted her maiden WTA 1000 at the National Bank Open in Toronto. "Any frickin tournament, I will take anything at this point (laughs).
Obviously at home would be even better but I will take anything," Andreescu said. In June, Andreescu turned 23 years old. Even if Andreescu doesn't rediscover her old level in the remainder of 2023, she is hopeful that at some point it will eventually happen.
"One hundred percent, I have no doubt. I feel really good at the moment and maybe now's not the moment but I definitely feel that it will come. I'm still 23, I plan to hopefully play, if everything's good and I'm healthy, until at least 30 years old.
So I have a few chances," Andreescu said. In Montreal, Andreescu will start against a qualifier. It remains to be seen how well can Andreescu do in front of her home fans.
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