Bianca Andreescu took the tennis world by storm back in 2019, winning the Rogers Cup at age 19 — the first Canadian to do so in a half-century — and defeating Serena Williams to win the U.S.
Open. Since then, she’s candidly discussed the struggles she’s had with mental health, and it’s a conversation she wants to continue with her appearance in “The Real Me” series from Modern Health and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). “I really honestly, like I am an open book, as people like to say,” the Canadian tennis sensation said in a recent interview with ET Canada. READ MORE: Canada’s Bianca Andreescu Defeats Serena Williams To Win U.S.
Open “I’m super vulnerable. Like, I’m the type of person who wears their heart on their sleeve and I’m very open about literally everything in my life.
And I think a big part of that is because of one of my main goals, which is to help be an inspiration for others. And if you can’t open up especially about the harder things, it’s not the best way to be an inspiration.” The best way, to inspire, she says, is by “talking about mental health and being a part of something so raw.” “What WTA did with that is amazing, Modern Health,” she continued. “I’m so happy that I was able to do it.” Opening up about her own struggles, she revealed that “breaking point” came when she found herself “crying in my room alone, not talking to anyone for weeks on end every single day.