The Canadian snagged her first main draw win at the US Open on Day 2, and bigger things could be coming.
All she does is win.
That’s the story of Bianca Andreescu in a nutshell and the 19-year-old Canadian kept up her winning ways on Tuesday in New York by notching her maiden US Open main draw win, 6-2 6-4 over 17-year-old Katie Volynets.
Andreescu, who ended 2018 at 178 in the world, has stormed onto the scene and claimed titles at Indian Wells and Toronto, while compiling a mind-blowing 7-0 record against the Top 10.
She improved to 28-4 on the season and will move on to face Belgium’s Kirsten Flipkens in the second round.
Winning breeds confidence, and Andreescu is racking up the victories. She is clearly a player with no confidence issues.
“I think it skyrocketed,” she said of her belief. “I have been doing really well this year, and I think if you believe in yourself then I think you can do big things. I think that's where I'm at right now.”
Not only is she confident—she doesn’t shy away from the expectations. Instead she takes the fact that many believe she has a shot to win this year’s US Open as a compliment.
It’s one day at a time, one title at a time, for Andreescu.
Think people are interested in Bianca Andreescu? This is the sight at a capacity Court 10, and people are standing on the adjacent bleachers over on Court 9, too.
She’s taking on USTA 18s champ Katie Volynets. #usopen pic.twitter.com/c947aQWWFd
— Victoria Chiesa (@vrcsports) August 27, 2019
“I just step on the court and I give my best with what I have that day,” she said. “For me, that's all that matters. Obviously I want to win, and it's nice to see that people think I can win this tournament. So I think that also gives me confidence, too.”
“f there’s one thing that is worrying about the Canadian’s game it is not her game it all—it’s her health. She missed significant time due to a shoulder injury, and played just one match from April until she rose from the ashes and claimed the Rogers Cup title. She was the first Canadian woman to achieve that feat since 1969, and notched three Top 10 wins in the process.
She showed some signs of fatigue during Tuesday’s win and wore some strapping on her knee and legs.
She explained her physical ailments after the match:
“It's nothing serious,” she said. “The knee, I was feeling it a little bit during my practices, but it's nothing serious. And the patches are, like, these little bites I got from I don't know where. So I'm just covering them up, because they don't look too nice.”