Bianca Andreescu sets sights on No 1 ranking and says talking about US Open success ‘brings me the feels’
US Open champion Bianca Andreescu has opened up about her ambitions for the next few years, saying she wants to become world No 1 and win the other three Grand Slams.
The teenager is the first to admit that 2019 was “a rollercoaster” as she started the year outside the world 100, but stunned the tennis world when she won her maiden title at the Indian Wells Masters in March.
A few months later and she added her home tournament, the Canadian Open, to her collection before she claimed the big one, the US Open at Flushing Meadows, in September.
She reached a career-high of No 4 in the world rankings, but picked up a serious injury at the backend of the season and carried it over to 2020.
As a result, she missed the Australian Open and failed to compete in any tournaments before the season was suspended in March.
However, the 19-year-old is determined to come back stronger when the season resumes and has set her sights high.
“I don’t know what the future has to hold, but I will tell you that I’m going to give my best. I don’t like losing so we will see, but that is definitely the goal [reaching world No 1], as is [winning] the other Grand Slams as well,” she told Eurosport’s Tennis Legends vodcast.
“Man, every time I talk about it [winning the US Open], it brings me the feels because 2019 was the best and worst year of my life. It was definitely a rollercoaster.
“My results were definitely the good part of the year and me improving as a person and as tennis player. I got super confident, so I was like, ‘2019 I am coming for you’, and I just kept the ball rolling.
“That was actually my first full year on tour, so it was incredible how fast it all came together. It makes me happy talking about it again, actually.”
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