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Andreescu continues remarkable rise

Mar 28, 2017
written by: Melissa Boyd
written by: Melissa Boyd
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Bianca Andreescu has been a champion at every level she’s played and while she has done so with perhaps less fanfare than Félix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov, that doesn’t make her achievements any less impressive.

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She won the prestigious U14 Petits As tournament in 2014 at 13,  both the U16 and U18 Orange Bowl titles, and most recently her first junior Grand Slam doubles crown at the Australian Open in January with her compatriot Carson Branstine. Andreescu also led Canada to a second place finish in Junior Fed Cup two years ago. All of this before she even turns seventeen in June.

Andreescu’s transition to the pro circuit has been about as smooth as you would expect. She’s already won a pair of Challenger titles and is currently the youngest player, and only one of two 16-year-olds ranked inside the top 235 on the WTA rankings at no. 234.

“I am very proud of the results that Félix (Auger-Aliassime) and Denis (Shapovalov) have achieved for themselves and for Tennis Canada. It shows that our program is achieving great results on a world stage,” Andreescu said. “I am very driven to achieve similar results for women’s tennis in Canada.”

Andreescu trains out of Tennis Canada’s National Training Centre in Toronto where she lives and travels on a part-time basis with former world no. 3 Nathalie Tauziat. With her Romanian roots, it’s no surprise that she idolizes Simona Halep.

In February, Andreescu made her Fed Cup debut for Canada and went undefeated, sweeping her six matches in convincing fashion and led a young Canadian squad to the World Group II playoffs which will be held in Montreal next month. And now she has the chance to win again. This time, she’s up for the Fed Cup Heart Award. Bianca’s done her part and now she needs our help. From now until Thursday, vote Bianca.