Bianca Andreescu Miami Open 2019

Bianca Andreescu warns successful young players to ‘remain grateful’

Former US Open champion Bianca Andreescu has urged successful younger players to ‘remain grateful’ as she warns you never know what lies ahead.

The Canadian star burst onto the WTA scene at the age of 19 with a stunning victory against Serena Williams in the final at Flushing Meadows two years ago.

However, shortly after her New York heroics, Andreescu faced a vast number of injury setbacks, forcing her to miss the entire 2020 campaign.

The Canadian star is starting to find similar form to 2019, highlighted by her impressive run to the fourth round in New York last month, though has warned young players to stay grounded.

“Always remain grateful, even if you’re having huge success, because it can all be taken away from you in a split second,” Andreescu told reporters.

“For me, it was being injured right after (winning the U.S. Open). That was really hard for me. I felt like I didn’t savour it as much. That’s one thing that I learned now that I wish I did back then.”

Several teenage players including Emma Raducanu, Leylah Fernandez and Coco Gauff are lighting up the women’s game, though Andreescu has learned from experience.

“Don’t let it go too much to your head,” she said.

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