Bianca Andreescu ‘feeling good’ ahead of Miami Open, but admits ‘there is some doubt’

Bianca Andreescu on court

She concedes that she still has some doubts about herself following her long injury layoff, but Bianca Andreescu is “feeling confident” ahead of the Miami Open.

Following her breakthrough season in 2019 during which she won the US Open, Indian Wells Open and Canadian Open, Andreescu endured a frustrating 2020 due to injury.

After surging to a career-high of No 4 on the back of those titles, the Canadian suffered a serious knee injury at the end of 2019 and failed to play competitive tennis in 2020 with the coronavirus enforced break also contributing to her lack of action.

She finally made her return at the Australian Open this year, losing in the second round, while she also reached the semi-final of the Phillip Island trophy.

Next up is the Miami Open and the 20-year-old knows it is not an easy task to regain confidence after so many setbacks.

“There is some doubt always in the back of my head but I am trying my best to get rid of that. It’s not easy as a process but I am working a lot on that,” she said.

“Just feeling good out there, I think that’s that main thing that’s going to help me get rid of that.”

She added: “I am a professional athlete that’s wearing and tearing her body so it’s normal to have pains here and there and it’s not like I am the only one that’s retiring from tournaments and stuff like that.

“There’s so many players that do the same. But I am feeling confident going into the tournament and trying always my hardest.”

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