On This Day: Born June 16, 2000 – Bianca Andreescu, 2019 US Open Champion

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Bianca Andreescu

The truth behind the success of Bianca Andreescu is her determination, hard work, consistency. Bianca’s wide variety of shots make opponents lose their rhythm in the courts. The powerful and aggressiveness in her playing style has brought into the summit of fame in a short period. 

Bianca Andreescu was born on June 16, 2000, in Mississauga, Ontario to Nicu and Maria Andreescu. However, Bibi spent her childhood in her parent’s native country of Romania. And at the age of seven, she began playing tennis. At the age of 11 years old Bianca return to Canada and started her training at Ontario Racquet Club in Mississauga. Later, Andreescu moved to the U14 National Training Centre in Toronto operated by Tennis Canada. 

In 2014, Andreescu became the champion at Les Petits As, France as 14 years old. Bianca had a career-high junior ranking of No.03 in the world in early 2016. Moreover, She played several junior major tournaments on various occasions. In doubles, Andreescu and Branstine became the first Canadian team to win a Grand Slam girls’ doubles title followed by the French Open title.  

Bianca Andreescu

Bianca Andreescu Professional Career 

At the age of seventeen, Bianca Andreescu turned as a professional tennis player in the Women’s tennis circuit. In 2017, a Canadian young tennis player was awarded a wild card into the main draw of the Washington Open. Notably, She defeated Camila Giorgi in the first round and that became Bianca’s first win on the WTA Tour. In the next match, Andreescu upset world No. 13 Kristina Mladenovic to advance to the quarterfinals. Eventually, she lost to Andrea Petkovic in the last. 

2019 was the breakthrough year in Bianca Andreescu’s professional tennis career. Andreescu started her tremendous season at ASB Classic Auckland Open where she reached her first WTA singles event finals. Consequently, Bianca won a WTA 125K title at the Oracle Challenger Series in Newport Beach. 

Bianca Andreescu

In addition to this, She reached the semifinals at Mexican Open. Andreescu had continued her victory strike at Indian Wells Masters to claimed her first Premier Mandatory title. Moreover, Bianca became the first Canadian to win the Rogers Cup in 50 years. 

Bibi’s First Grand Slam Title

Ultimately, Bianca showed her great performance at the Flushing Meadows. She defeated former World Number one Serena Williams in the straight sets at the 2019 US Open finals. As a consequence, Andreescu got a lot of praise from around the world. 

Remarkably, She reached a career-high ranking of No.04 in the world. Although, Bianca Andreescu became the first Canadian tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title. 

Bianca Andreescu

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Recently, her Coach Sylvain Bruneau predicts,  it is “tough to say” where her best chances of winning future Grand Slam titles will be but insists: “I think she’s good on every surface. The first Slam she qualified for was grass. Her game on clay is really, really good and she’s done well on hard courts, so I think she’s going to be able to do well at every Grand Slam.”


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