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2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu to skip Australian Open

2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu explained her decision on Twitter, saying she wants to "re-set, recover, and grow" after a "challenging" two years that included testing positive for Covid-19.
2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu to skip Australian Open(AP)
2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu to skip Australian Open(AP)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 05:38 PM IST
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Scrappy Sakkari survives gruelling three-setter to beat Andreescu

Sakkari helped the Canadian to an early break in the first set with a trio of double faults before finding her footing.
Maria Sakkari(AP)
Maria Sakkari(AP)
Published on Sep 07, 2021 01:02 PM IST
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Bianca Andreescu outlasts Golubic at US Open

Bianca Andreescu yelled "Come on" and pumped her fist after Golubic sent a forehand wide on match point to seal the win.
Bianca Andreescu(AP)
Bianca Andreescu(AP)
Updated on Sep 01, 2021 11:42 AM IST
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Medvedev advances in Toronto; Andreescu wins in Montreal

  • Medvedev, ranked No. 2, lost to Rafael Nadal in the finals of the Toronto event in 2019, the last year it was played. Nadal withdrew from the tournament on Tuesday with a foot injury.
Russia's Daniil Medvedev prepares to return the ball to Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik during the Nations Bank Open men’s tennis tournament.(AP)
Russia's Daniil Medvedev prepares to return the ball to Kazakhstan's Alexander Bublik during the Nations Bank Open men’s tennis tournament.(AP)
Published on Aug 11, 2021 12:19 PM IST
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Canada's Bianca Andreescu withdraws from Tokyo Olympics

Andreescu is the latest big-ticket player to opt-out of the July 23-August 8 Games. The likes of Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Nick Kyrgios, Dominic Thiem, Simona Halep and Stan Wawrinka have already announced their decisions to skip Olympics.
Canada's Bianca Andreescu(AP)
Canada's Bianca Andreescu(AP)
Updated on Jul 13, 2021 07:45 AM IST
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Andreescu splits with coach Bruneau after French Open exit

The pair had worked together for four years as Andreescu made her breakthrough with three titles in 2019, including the U.S. Open.
Canada's Bianca Andreescu(AP)
Canada's Bianca Andreescu(AP)
Updated on Jun 08, 2021 08:06 PM IST
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Andreescu refuses to let injuries define her career

Canada's Bianca Andreescu is frustrated with continued setbacks since returning to court at the Australian Open after 15 months due to a knee problem, but the 20-year-old is not willing to let injuries define her fledgling career.
Bianca Andreescu.(Twitter)
Bianca Andreescu.(Twitter)
Published on Apr 04, 2021 10:57 AM IST
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Andreescu healthy, raring to go for Australian Open

The 20-year-old, who has not played since the 2019 WTA Finals in Shenzhen where she retired with a meniscus tear in her left knee, is set to return in the first round against Romanian world number 138 Mihaela Buzarnescu.
Tennis - WTA Tour Finals - Shenzhen Bay Sports Center - Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China - October 30, 2019 Canada's Bianca Andreescu waves after retiring injured from her match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova REUTERS/Aly Song(REUTERS)
Tennis - WTA Tour Finals - Shenzhen Bay Sports Center - Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China - October 30, 2019 Canada's Bianca Andreescu waves after retiring injured from her match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova REUTERS/Aly Song(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 05, 2021 01:36 PM IST
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Recovering Bianca Andreescu to miss Australian Open

“It was a very tough decision to make as I love to play in Melbourne but I have to respect the recuperation plan for my knee and body,” the 19-year-old Canadian tweeted.
File photo of Canada's Bianca Andreescu.(REUTERS)
File photo of Canada's Bianca Andreescu.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 11, 2020 04:03 PM IST
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Ongoing injury forces Andreescu out of Australian Open warm up

The Canadian 19-year-old sensation, who rocketed through the rankings from 152 to number five in the world this year and referred to 2019 as her “Cinderella story”, was billed as the top-seed in Auckland.
Canada's Bianca Andreescu(REUTERS)
Canada's Bianca Andreescu(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 24, 2019 11:57 AM IST
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Tennis in 2019: Nadal on top as new faces make mark in women’s game

From Nadal’s surge back to top to the rise of the nest generation, here’s a look at some of the biggest talking points of the tennis world in 2019.
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates in during a match.(Getty Images)
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates in during a match.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 17, 2019 10:52 AM IST
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Bianca Andreescu named Canada’s athlete of the year

The 19-year-old earns the award after a season which saw her become the first player from Canada to win a Grand Slam singles title with her victory at the US Open, where she defeated Serena Williams in the final.
File image of Canada's Bianca Andreescu(REUTERS)
File image of Canada's Bianca Andreescu(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 10, 2019 08:32 AM IST
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Ashleigh Barty comeback sets up WTA decider against Elina Svitolina

The French Open champion prevailed 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in one hour and 53 minutes in a matchup of the top two ranked players in the world.
Australia's Ashleigh Barty reacts during her semi final match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova.(REUTERS)
Australia's Ashleigh Barty reacts during her semi final match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 02, 2019 11:02 PM IST
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Elina Svitolina hits form to storm into semifinals of WTA finals

The world number eight took advantage of an error-strewn Halep and prevailed 7-5, 6-3 in one hour and 39 minutes at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre.
Ukraine's Elina Svitolina reacts during her match against Romania's Simona Halep.(REUTERS)
Ukraine's Elina Svitolina reacts during her match against Romania's Simona Halep.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 30, 2019 07:02 PM IST
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Simona Halep mounts raging comeback for win over Bianca Andreescu

Andreescu, who at 19 is the youngest player in the draw, had a match point in the 12th game of the second set but was unable to convert and fell away after that.
Simona Halep of Romania gestures after defeating Bianca Andreescu of Canada.(AP)
Simona Halep of Romania gestures after defeating Bianca Andreescu of Canada.(AP)
Updated on Oct 28, 2019 11:38 PM IST
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Elina Svitolina eases past Karolina Pliskova in WTA finals

The eighth seed started her title defence impressively with a 7-6 (14/12), 6-4 win in one hour and 53 minutes at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Centre.
Ukraine's Elina Svitolina celebrates winning her match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova.(REUTERS)
Ukraine's Elina Svitolina celebrates winning her match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 28, 2019 08:08 PM IST
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WTA Rankings: Naomi Osaka returns to top three after seeing off Ashleigh Barty in Beijing

French Open winner Barty retains top spot and even extends her lead following the failure of Karolina Pliskova to get past the first round in China.
Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates winning China Open with her trophy.(REUTERS)
Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates winning China Open with her trophy.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 07, 2019 04:31 PM IST
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Osaka ends Caroline Wozniacki’s China Open reign to set up Barty final

The 21-year-old Japanese, who on Friday ended Bianca Andreescu’s run of 17 wins in a row, took time to settle against Denmark’s Wozniacki.
Naomi Osaka of Japan and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark after Osaka won the match.(REUTERS)
Naomi Osaka of Japan and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark after Osaka won the match.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 05, 2019 08:42 PM IST
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Bianca Andreescu left wanting more after ‘crazy’ first Naomi Osaka clash

The 19-year-old Canadian was upbeat despite squandering a one-set lead, Osaka reining in the US Open champion for a 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 victory in Beijing.
Bianca Andreescu of Canada reacts after scoring a point against Naomi Osaka.(AP)
Bianca Andreescu of Canada reacts after scoring a point against Naomi Osaka.(AP)
Updated on Oct 05, 2019 01:33 PM IST
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Simona Halep turfed out of China Open second round

Halep, fifth in the world, was far from her best as she went down meekly to the 38th-ranked Alexandrova.
File photo of Simona Halep in action.(AP)
File photo of Simona Halep in action.(AP)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 03:43 PM IST
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Karolina Pliskova beats Petra Martic in Zhengzhou Open to win her fourth title of 2019

Karolina Pliskova won 74% of her first service points, fired seven aces and broke the Croatian four times in a rain-interrupted match that was initially delayed by more than five hours due to heavy rain.
Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic hits to Mariam Bolkvadze of Georgia (not pictured).(USA TODAY Sports)
Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic hits to Mariam Bolkvadze of Georgia (not pictured).(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 11:44 PM IST
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US Open champion Bianca Andreescu flexes muscle with customised WWE belt

On September 8, the teenager became the first Canadian to win the US Open title after she defeated former world No.1 Williams 6-3, 7-5 in the summit clash at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Bianca Andreescu with the customised WWE belt.(@Bandreescu_)
Bianca Andreescu with the customised WWE belt.(@Bandreescu_)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 04:17 PM IST
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Bianca Andreescu jumps into top five as Ashleigh Barty grabs top ranking

Eliminated in the first qualifying round in New York a year ago, Bianca Andreescu rose 10 places to number five after beating Serena Williams in the final on Saturday.
US Open winner Bianca Andreescu poses with her trophy.(REUTERS)
US Open winner Bianca Andreescu poses with her trophy.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 09, 2019 04:30 PM IST
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Serena Williams says her poor effort ‘inexcusable’ in US Open final

Williams had 33 winners but just as many unforced errors. She hit nine aces but misfired eight double faults and hit only 44 percent of her first serves. She dropped 30 of 43 points on her second serve.
Serena Williams of the USA after losing to Bianca Andreescu of Canada in the women’s final match(USA TODAY Sports)
Serena Williams of the USA after losing to Bianca Andreescu of Canada in the women’s final match(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 08:39 AM IST
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‘Fight for your dreams:’ Andreescu embraces path to US Open joy

Twelve months on and the 19-year-old was hoisting aloft the US Open trophy as Canada’s first Grand Slam singles champion, and the youngest major winner since Svetlana Kuznetsova here in 2004.
Bianca Andreescu of Canada(USA TODAY Sports)
Bianca Andreescu of Canada(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 08:39 AM IST
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Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu stuns Serena Williams to win US Open final

The 19-year-old Andreescu became the youngest Grand Slam winner since Maria Sharapova at the 2006 US Open, handing Williams a fourth consecutive defeat in the final of a major to again deny her a record-equaling 24th Slam title.
Bianca Andreescu of Canada poses with the championship trophy after defeating Serena Williams of the United States(USA TODAY Sports)
Bianca Andreescu of Canada poses with the championship trophy after defeating Serena Williams of the United States(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 09:04 AM IST
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Serena Williams eyes historic 24th Slam against teen upstart Andreescu

Serena would become only the fourth mother in the Open era to win a Slam after Aussies Court and Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Belgium’s Kim Clijsters
erena Williams, of the United States, returns a shot to Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in New York. AP/PTI(AP9_6_2019_000010A)(AP)
erena Williams, of the United States, returns a shot to Elina Svitolina, of Ukraine, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in New York. AP/PTI(AP9_6_2019_000010A)(AP)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 08:48 AM IST
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US Open: Teenager Andreescu beats Bencic to set up final with Serena

Canada’s teenager Bianca Andreescu got the better of Belinda Bencic in an intense semi-final
Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after defeating Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in New York.(AP)
Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after defeating Belinda Bencic, of Switzerland, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis championships Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in New York.(AP)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 10:09 AM IST
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Canada’s Bianca Andreescu becomes first teen in US Open semis since 2009

Bianca Andreescu defeated Belgium’s Elise Mertens 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to set up a semi-final clash with Belinda Bencic.
Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after defeating Elise Mertens, of Belgium, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York.(AP)
Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, reacts after defeating Elise Mertens, of Belgium, during the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in New York.(AP)
Updated on Sep 05, 2019 09:40 AM IST
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Belinda Bencic advances to first Grand Slam semi-final at US Open

Bencic will play Thursday against the winner of a later quarter-final between Canadian 15th seed Bianca Andreescu and Belgian 25th seed Elise Mertens.
Belinda Bencic of Switzerland reacts after beating Donna Vekic of Croatia.(USA TODAY Sports)
Belinda Bencic of Switzerland reacts after beating Donna Vekic of Croatia.(USA TODAY Sports)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 11:56 PM IST
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