Bianca Andreescu crouches on the court.

Photo : Martin Sidorjak

Our first major of 2023 is in the rear-view mirror, and the tennis calendar is in full force!

2019 US Open champion, former Top 5 player, and frequent guest of the podcast Bianca Andreescu graciously joins us this week for our latest episode of Match Point Canada.

The Mississauga native chats with Ben and Mike from Hua Hin where she competed and reached the semifinals of the Thailand Open, before falling to Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine.

In this wide-ranging interview, she sheds light on her head coach, Christophe Lambert.

“He knows me inside and out, and has been watching me over the years,” said Andreescu. “The connection is there – being with him for two and a half years when I was 14-15 really helped.”

Andreescu also divulged some thoughts on the new Netflix series, Break Point: “I think it gives great insight into what’s going on on tour. You can see the hardships; you can see the joys. Watching it made me very emotional as well because I’ve been in some of those people’s shoes”.

In the meantime, Mike and Ben break down all the matches and action and a first-career WTA title from Zhu Lin at the Thailand Open, and discuss the emergence of American Alycia Parks, who captured her maiden title in Lyon.

On the men’s side, Vasek Pospisil reached the finals of the Koblenz Open Challenger, while Denis Shapovalov gets set to compete at the Dallas Open as the third seed.

The hosts also cover the off-court news and criminal charge involving Wimbledon finalist, Nick Kyrgios.

Have a listen to the newest episode of Match Point Canada, available on MegaphoneApple Podcasts, or Spotify below. Enjoy!