Bianca Andreescu (21 years old) She took a giant leap two years ago: in a few months she went from being the 152nd in the world to being the fifth best player on the planet, a place she also occupies today. Injuries kept her off the courts during 2020 and her mental health also suffered: “I also experienced it (when asked about the Osaka and Biles cases). Being an elite athlete is not easy”, the Canadian told Daily Hive.
“I love that people are opening up on this issue because I feel like not enough is being talked about,” added the 2019 US Open champion. This year, Naomi Osaka at Roland Garros and Simon Biles at the Tokyo Olympics decided not to compete. to take care of your mental health.
“I think the mental part of health is probably the most important. And not just for me but for everyone. We all go through things … And knowing that there is a community that feels the same way, talking about this helps and unites us. If more people can talk, maybe things can change, “Andreescu added.
“What has helped me a lot over the last few years is getting to know myself, knowing what my life’s purpose is and what it is that I love. I found him at a very young age and I am grateful for that.”said the champion of three WTA titles in her career. “But it’s not over. There are other areas of my life that I want to improve.”
Asked about what he would recommend to young athletes, Andreescu said: “Know that you will find your way. Trust you. I think one of the most important things is to surround yourself with good people who love sports, support you and want the best for you. “