Bianca Andreescu not phased by expectations as she continues to impress
Bianca Andreescu says she is managing expectations after her breakthrough season increased the spotlight on her.
The 18-year-old won Indian Wells this year and has risen to number 23 in the rankings on the back of consistency well beyond her years.
She continued that by coming from behind to beat Marie Bouzkova 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 at the French Open, and she’s understandably very happy with how everything is going.
“This wasn’t one of my best matches at all,” Andreescu said.
“I was getting pretty mad at myself. But it’s my first tournament back after an injury, so I tried to stay as calm as possible.
“I’m really proud of how I fought through the match with the tennis I had.”
“There’s outside expectations and pressure from the fans.
“But I really try not to focus on that. It’s not easy, but I think I’ve been doing it really well.”
Andreescu will face Sofia Kenin in round two, and she’s not expecting anything to get any easier.
“I have a really good sense of how she plays, although not on clay,” the Canadian said.
“I know it’s going to be a tough match. She gets to a lot of balls well. She’s a fighter.
“So I’m going to do the same things.”
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