Andreescu 'Would Love To' Enter Mixed Doubles at Wimbledon After Roland Garros Final

Andreescu 'Would Love To' Enter Mixed Doubles at Wimbledon After Roland Garros Final

by Alex Waite

Bianca Andreescu has shared her desire to enter the mixed doubles event at Wimbledon alongside her Roland Garros partner Michael Venus.

Andreescu and Venus entered the mixed doubles tournament at Roland Garros as alternate participants after being paired together by coach Christophe Lambert. Surprisingly, the duo reached the final but were eventually eliminated by Miyu Kato and Tim Putz across three sets.

For Andreescu, it was her first appearance in a doubles event at a Grand Slam since 2019 as the Canadian player has largely focused on her singles career. However, when asked by reporters about the possibility of returning at Wimbledon alongside Venus in the mixed doubles event, Andreescu seemed positive about the idea.

"We haven't spoken about that yet, but if the time comes and I'm ready to play mixed doubles or I want to play mixed doubles and I'm healthy and all that, then I would love to."

Andreescu told reporters at Roland Garros

WTA world number 42 Andreescu was unable to progress past the third round at the women's singles at the 2023 Roland Garros after she was eliminated by Lesia Tsurenko. Although, the Canadian did progress past a tough first-round clash against Victoria Azarenka and Emma Navarro in the second round.

When questioned about the idea of playing with Andreescu at Wimbledon, Venus was also eager to enter the competition. However, the New Zealand player also shared his understanding that singles come first for the former US Open women's champion.

"Obviously I would be super keen to play, but Bianca, singles is her priority, so she needs to figure out how she's feeling and how her body is and all those things and that. Yeah, I don't know."

"No, there's no pressure. I had super fun. If it happens again, it would be awesome but totally understand if it doesn't work. So we'll see."


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