2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu spent a few months away from the game and during those months she volunteered at a shelter for domestically abused women.
In December, Andreescu announced her retirement from the Australian Open when she took an indefinite hiatus from tennis. Last week, Andreescu kicked off his 2022 season in Stuttgart.
After losing in the round of 16 in Stuttgart, Andreescu arrived in Madrid. On Friday, Andreescu kicked off her campaign in Madrid by beating Alison Riske 6-4, 3-6, 6-0. After the match, Andreescu talked about how she spends her time during her break from tennis.
Andreescu: I want to use my position to do something good.
“I’ve talked to some women and their testimonies of what they’ve been through, and if I go into details, I’m going to cry, because it’s the saddest thing I’ve ever experienced,” Andreescu said.
“There’s this woman running away from her husband who wanted to kill her, that kind of thing. It’s nonsense. I can’t believe a human being has to go through this. Just being in this environment makes me appreciate my life first and foremost.” . everyone.
As I said before, for me tennis is just a platform that I love, and now I love again, to help and contribute to a better world in some way.
This is how I see tennis. I no longer identify myself with the sport, because I felt that last year, if I lost, I hated myself. If he won, that was the best thing that ever happened.
Last year I lost a lot more than I won, I think. I don’t know exactly my score. But now I see tennis as another opportunity to improve as a person and it’s something I’m passionate about, so I want to have fun on the court.”