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Andreescu continues to prioritize mental health at the Wisdom and Well-being Program in Costa Rica
"I went there to rediscover myself and have some alone time but it turned out to be so much more," she wrote on Instagram.
Published Feb 15, 2022
Bianca Andreescu isn't suffering from any major injuries at the moment, but she is struggling with mental health issues. Last December, Andreescu announced she would not begin her 2022 season in Australia, but instead focus on finding happiness again. Most recently she shared a glimpse into her progress at the Wisdom and Well-being Program in Costa Rica.
“A lot of days, I did not feel like myself,” she wrote last December, “especially while I was training and/or playing matches. I felt like I was carrying the world on my shoulders. I could not detach myself from everything that was going on off the court; was feeling the collective sadness and turmoil around and it took its toll on me.”
By stepping off the court and listening to her heart, Andreescu has not only been able to rediscover herself at the Blue Spirit Costa Rica, but her stay provided so much more than the alone time she desired.
"I went there to rediscover myself and have some alone time but it turned out to be so much more…I met many incredible people, experienced new things, the speakers/ teachers down there taught me so much, and most importantly I had lots of fun," she wrote in her latest Instagram post.
Andreescu is already excited to visit the beautiful retreat in Nosara again. The 2019 US Open champion shared 10 slides with a mix up of videos and photos showing off her fun-filled time. Riding horses, diving into delicious cuisine, workshops and even monkey spottings were all on the menu and it appears she's in a much better place.
The 21-year-old hasn't competed since last year's rescheduled Indian Wells in October where she fell to Anett Kontaveit in the third round. Unfortunately, the 2019 Indian Wells champion won't be returning to the California desert next month as she continues to prioritize her mental health.