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Get to know your Canadian Fed Cup Team – Bianca Vanessa Andreescu

Apr 14, 2017
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Fed Cup by BNP Paribas weekend in Montreal promises to be an exciting event in Canadian tennis. Prior to the start of the matches on April 22 and 23, fans can now get to know their Canadian Fed Cup team.

Today, we will be highlighting the career of Ontario native Bianca Vanessa Andreescu, who will open the Canada vs. Kazakhstan World Group II play-off on Saturday at 1 p.m. E.T. against Yulia Putintseva on Sportsnet NOW and TVA Sports 2.

RELATED: Andreescu primed for Fed Cup home spotlight

RELATED: Fed Cup draw set for Canada vs. Kazakhstan this weekend

The Basics

Date of Birth: June 16, 2000 (age: 16)
Birthplace: Mississauga, ON
Hometown: Mississauga, ON
Height: 5’5” (1,65 m)
Plays: right-handed, two-handed backhand
WTA Ranking: 189
*As of April 10, 2017

Andreescu celebrates Canada securing a spot in the World Group II play-off.

Fed Cup Career

Ties Played: 4

Record: 6-0

Andreescu made her Fed Cup debut in February 2017 at the Americas Zone Group I event in Mexico. The 16-year-old went undefeated playing as her country’s no. 1 players, winning all six of her matches in singles and doubles. She led Canada to victory at the event and a berth in this weekend’s World Group II playoff against Kazakhstan.

In 2015, she won all of her matches to help Canada finish third at the Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas finals, a competition that brought together the best U16 players in the world.

2017

AMERICANS ZONE GROUP I – CAN 2 : 1 VEN

Bianca Andreescu            6              6
Andrea Gamiz                    4              0

Bianca Andreescu / Charlotte Robillard-Millette                6             6
Andrea Gamiz / Adriana Parez                                                3              1

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP I – CAN 3 : 0 BOL

Bianca Andreescu           6                 6
Noelia Zeballos                3                 1

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP I – CAN 3 : 0 PAR

Bianca Andreescu           6              6
Veronica Cepede Royg    1              1

Bianca Andreescu / Charlotte Robillard-Millette               6              6
Veronica Cepede Royg / Camila Giangreco Campiz           0              4

AMERICAS ZONE GROUP I PLAY-OFF – CAN 2 : 0 CHI

Bianca Andreescu           6              6
Daniela Seguel                 1              3

RELATED: Team Canada named for Fed Cup in Montreal

WTA Career

2016 Season:

Andreescu missed the first part of the 2016 campaign because of a stress fracture in her foot.

In July, she won her first round qualifying match at the Rogers Cup in Montreal over Samantha Crawford.

In August, she captured her first pro titles in singles and doubles at the Gatineau National Bank Challenger.

Andreescu and partner Charlotte Robillard-Millette after winning the doubles title at the Gatineau National Bank Challenger. Photo credit: Frédéric Désilets.

In the fall, she reached her first $50,000 Challenger final in Saguenay where she finished runner up to fellow rising star Catherine Bellis.

2017 Season:

At the junior Australian Open in January, Andreescu captured her first Grand Slam doubles title alongside her compatriot Carson Branstine in addition to reaching the semifinals in singles.


In February, the 16-year-old took home her second ITF pro singles title at the Rancho Santa Fe Challenger in California.

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Feature photo: Jaime Lopez