After 15 months away from competitive tennis, Bianca Andreescu came through a tough Australian Open first-round match against Mihaela Buzarnescu and it felt “pretty damn good”.
Contesting her first Grand Slam tournament since miraculously lifting the 2019 US Open champion’s trophy, Andreescu looks like she hasn’t really been away, even though a day before her comeback she felt super nervous. The 20-year-old showed all her power, competitive spirit, movement and skills in a 6-2 4-6 6-3 win over Buzarnescu.
The night before the match, Andreescu cried, just thinking about the hard 15 months behind her that involved the COVID-19 ruining her plans, her knee injury and personal issues.
The victory carries even more weight when you take into account that Andreescu was among 72 players in 14-day hard quarantine. She definitely doesn’t regret opting out of last week’s Grampians Trophy.
— Bianca (@Bandreescu_) February 8, 2021