Ranked 6th, Bianca Andreescu is still to make a debut in 2020, dealing with a knee injury since the end of 2019 and not being able to play at 100%. The young Canadian gained almost 150 places on the WTA list in 2019, winning titles in Indian Wells, Toronto and the US Open to become one of the best players in the world and the first Major champion from Canada.
After that incredible result in Indian Wells, Bianca had to skip almost all the action until Toronto due to a shoulder injury suffered in Miami, making a perfect return in front of the home fans and going all the way in New York as well to write tennis history and become the first teenager with a Major crown since 2006.
Reducing the schedule after the US Open, Andreescu still couldn't avoid that nasty knee injury at the WTA Finals, staying sidelined ever since and hoping to make a return in two weeks in Miami. Speaking to People about her goals and dreams, Bianca revealed she wants to become world no.
1 and claim as many Majors as possible. Also, she has been dreaming about an Olympic gold medal ever since she was 12, eager to chase the title in Tokyo this summer before other important events for her at the Rogers Cup and the US Open, claiming 2900 points there in 2019.
"My ultimate goal in my career is to be no. 1 in the world and win as many Grand Slams as I can, also to become a better athlete and person every single day," Andreescu said. "I grew up knowing that I was an impatient person; I've learned that success doesn't come overnight.
The moment after the US Open is kind of when everything just dawned on me and made me realize all that work paid off; it wasn't an overnight success, I was dreaming of that moment since I was 12 years old and it made me realize how much patience you need to have to continue on pushing and following your dreams.
I'm looking forward to the Olympics this year. I remember when I was 12 years old, watching that 2012 Olympics and telling my mom, 'I want to be there.' I have a good chance this year and I'm super excited.
I've heard from athletes who've played them over the years and they say it's one of the best experiences of their lives; that's a goal of mine, not just participating in it but getting that gold medal; that would be something incredible. After that, I want to defend titles at the Rogers Cup and the US Open."