Bianca Andreescu's target for 2023 is clear

Bianca Andreescu's goal for 2023 is clear

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Canadian Bianca Andreescu has several goals in this 2023 season, but in the end, avoiding injuries and playing a full season is what she is aiming for.

Andreescu has been plagued by physical glitches over the past few years and is currently ranked 46th in the world rankings.

“Another major [triumph] would be good, as well as another 1000 [category tournament]. Basically, playing for the whole year, she told the WTA website during her preparation in Dubai while she took part in the World Tennis League earlier in December. Because I don't think I had a complete to play all the tournaments that I would have liked.

“I think that's the number one objective right now. And then break into the top 10 in the world, because I think I'm at that level.”

Andreescu got off to a good start to her season with a fine victory over Spaniard Garbine Muguruza in the first round of the tournament in Adelaide, Australia on Saturday night (Sunday in Australia).

Led 6-0 and 5- 2, the Canadian came back to win in three sets of 0-6, 7-6 (3), 6-1 in 2:13 in the first round.

So if Andreescu has points questioning her body's ability to withstand the harsh reality of the WTA Tour, she knows her head can.

“I hope the start of the season can really allow me to know that I am at the level. But mentally, I know I am. I hope that the physical and tactical sides of my game can harmonize together.”

Same fate for Bouchard and Pospisil

For his part, Quebec's Eugenie Bouchard, after winning her first round qualifying match for the Auckland tournament, withdrew for the second round of the qualifying phase.

The same result awaited Canadian Vasek Pospisil, in Adelaide, losing in three sets to Russian Roman Safiullin, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-3.