If you have been considering active visualization, this seems a fine time to start.
The technique certainly has worked wonders for Bianca Andreescu, a 19-year-old Canadian tennis player, who for years has been closing her eyes and envisioning herself winning the United States Open against Serena Williams.
On Saturday afternoon, with her eyes wide open and her shots so often bold and true, Andreescu went out and did just that.
“For it to become a reality is so crazy,” Andreescu said, breaking down in tears in her post-match news conference. “I guess these visualizations, really, really work.”
Her remarkable 6-3, 7-5 victory, which capped her first appearance in the U.S. Open, thwarted the 37-year-old Williams’s latest attempt to match Margaret Court’s record of 24 major singles titles.
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