Tennis’ latest Grand Slam winner Bianca Andreescu is confident she “can do even bigger things in this sport”, providing that she can stay healthy.
Andreescu became the first Canadian to win a major singles title when she beat Serena Williams in the US Open women’s final at Flushing Meadows.
Even before her success at the US Open, the 2019 season has been a breakthrough campaign for the 19-year-old as she won her first WTA Tour trophy at Indian Wells Masters and followed it up with her home title at the Canadian Open.
The teenager, who struggled with injury after her Indian Wells success, is confident there is more to come.
“If I’m healthy then I think I can do even bigger things in this sport,” she told reporters. “One of an athlete’s biggest enemies I think is being injured.
“I think the main goal right now is to stay as healthy as I can because I’ve been injured quite a bit in my short career.”
Her Grand Slam victory ensured she climbed to a career-best No 5 in the world rankings, but she is aiming higher before the end of the season.
As for the future, the Olympics and more major glory are on her radar.
“I have pretty big expectations for myself,” Andreescu said. “I kind of have an idea, I want to do well in my next couple of tournaments in Asia to hopefully qualify for the WTA Tour finals in China and crack the top three.
“I’ve accomplished a lot this past year and I feel I can do even more, now I actually believe I can do more after all of this success so I am going to keep striving and hopefully win many more Grand Slams.
“I have been thinking about playing the Olympics for a couple of years, I think it is a very special event.”
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