We couldn’t think of anything more fun to celebrate Bianca Andreescu’s 19th birthday than recapping her triumphs in 2019 (so far!). Is there a better gift than the chance to relive some of the Canadian No.1’s best moments in recent months? We don’t think so!
No doubt about it, Bianca’s win in Indian Wells takes the cake! No one would have imagined that an 18-year-old ranked World No.60 would go so far at such a major event.
With courage and mental strength, she managed to oust a number of contenders, including Cibulkova (6-2, 6-2), Muguruza (6-0, 6-1) and Wang (7-5, 6-2)
Her success definitely caught more than a few off guard. Reliving those exhilarating moments still gives us goosebumps!
Bianca initially grabbed the world’s attention in Auckland.
Ranked World No. 152 at the start of the event, the Ontarian had to survive the qualifying rounds to earn a spot in the main draw. She then proceeded to conquer the first, sixth and third seeds for her ticket to the final.
Then, to everyone’s huge surprise, she managed to overpower tennis legend Venus Williams. Even Bianca didn’t seem to realize how big the win was.
“I feel like I’m in a dream. I don’t know what to say. Somebody pinch me! I worked so hard for this, and it’s so gratifying.”
As the top player on the Fed Cup team for the first time in her career, Bianca played a critical leadership role in Canada’s showdown against the Netherlands. She won her two singles matches and secured the team’s winning point.
Bianca Andreescu clinches the #FedCup tie for Canada with a blistering 6-4, 6-2 win over Arantxa Rus. Brilliant tennis from the teenager, who never let her foot off the gas.
— Tennis Canada (@TennisCanada) February 10, 2019
Coming off a final berth in Auckland and four strong wins at the Australian Open, Bianca touched down in Newport Beach as the sixth seed.
On an incredible run since the start of the year, it was just a matter of time before she claimed her very first WTA title.
Getting the better of headliners including Tatjana Maria and Eugenie Bouchard, she found her way to the final showdown and defeated Jessica Pegula of the US (0-6, 6-4, 6-2) to hoist her first WTA winner’s trophy.
With this incredible performance, she became the new Canadian No.1.
Just a few days after Bianca showed Angelique Kerber the door in Indian Wells, the two met up again in the third round of the Miami Open.
For the second time, Bianca got the better of the World No.4 and became a major threat on the WTA Tour.
There have been so many amazing moments for Bianca and we’re only halfway through the season!
Oh! We almost forgot: a very special honourable mention goes to Bianca and her support, up to a maximum of $50 000, of Tennis Canada’s new #WhatItTakes fundraising campaign (Félix is helping out, too!).
For all these unbelievable moments and those to come, we want to wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BIANCA!