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Bianca Andreescu Returns to the U.S. Open With Winning on Her Mind

So much has changed since her first visit, but Bianca Andreescu is still undefeated at the U.S. Open, where she swept to the 2019 title in precociously grand style, defeating Serena Williams in straight sets in the final at age 19.

After playing no official matches in 2020, she is back in the third round this year, but is also looking back.

“I work on being in the moment, but I do get the flashbacks quite often here,” Andreescu, who practices visualization techniques, told me on Thursday. “I think that’s a good thing because it builds my confidence a little bit, going back and thinking about all that happened in 2019.