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Bianca Andreescu.(Twitter)

Andreescu refuses to let injuries define her career

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 10:57 AM IST
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.
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)

Andreescu healthy, raring to go for Australian Open

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 01:36 PM IST
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.
File photo of Canada's Bianca Andreescu.(REUTERS)
File photo of Canada's Bianca Andreescu.(REUTERS)

Recovering Bianca Andreescu to miss Australian Open

Paris | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2020 04:03 PM IST
“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.
Canada's Bianca Andreescu(REUTERS)
Canada's Bianca Andreescu(REUTERS)

Ongoing injury forces Andreescu out of Australian Open warm up

Wellington | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2019 11:57 AM IST
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.
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates in during a match.(Getty Images)
Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates in during a match.(Getty Images)

Tennis in 2019: Nadal on top as new faces make mark in women’s game

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 10:52 AM IST
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.
File image of Canada's Bianca Andreescu(REUTERS)
File image of Canada's Bianca Andreescu(REUTERS)

Bianca Andreescu named Canada’s athlete of the year

Montreal | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 08:32 AM IST
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.
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)

Ashleigh Barty comeback sets up WTA decider against Elina Svitolina

Shenzhen | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 11:02 PM IST
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.
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)

Elina Svitolina hits form to storm into semifinals of WTA finals

Shenzhen | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 07:02 PM IST
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.
Simona Halep of Romania gestures after defeating Bianca Andreescu of Canada.(AP)
Simona Halep of Romania gestures after defeating Bianca Andreescu of Canada.(AP)

Simona Halep mounts raging comeback for win over Bianca Andreescu

Shenzhen | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 11:38 PM IST
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.
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)

Elina Svitolina eases past Karolina Pliskova in WTA finals

Shenzhen | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 08:08 PM IST
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.
Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates winning China Open with her trophy.(REUTERS)
Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates winning China Open with her trophy.(REUTERS)

WTA Rankings: Naomi Osaka returns to top three after seeing off Ashleigh Barty in Beijing

Paris | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2019 04:31 PM IST
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 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)

Osaka ends Caroline Wozniacki’s China Open reign to set up Barty final

Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 08:42 PM IST
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.
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)

Bianca Andreescu left wanting more after ‘crazy’ first Naomi Osaka clash

Oita | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2019 01:33 PM IST
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.
File photo of Simona Halep in action.(AP)
File photo of Simona Halep in action.(AP)

Simona Halep turfed out of China Open second round

Beijing | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 03:43 PM IST
Halep, fifth in the world, was far from her best as she went down meekly to the 38th-ranked Alexandrova.
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)

Karolina Pliskova beats Petra Martic in Zhengzhou Open to win her fourth title of 2019

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 11:44 PM IST
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.
Bianca Andreescu with the customised WWE belt.(@Bandreescu_)
Bianca Andreescu with the customised WWE belt.(@Bandreescu_)

US Open champion Bianca Andreescu flexes muscle with customised WWE belt

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 04:17 PM IST
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.
US Open winner Bianca Andreescu poses with her trophy.(REUTERS)
US Open winner Bianca Andreescu poses with her trophy.(REUTERS)

Bianca Andreescu jumps into top five as Ashleigh Barty grabs top ranking

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 04:30 PM IST
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.
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)

Serena Williams says her poor effort ‘inexcusable’ in US Open final

New York | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 08:39 AM IST
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.
Bianca Andreescu of Canada(USA TODAY Sports)
Bianca Andreescu of Canada(USA TODAY Sports)

‘Fight for your dreams:’ Andreescu embraces path to US Open joy

New York | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 08:39 AM IST
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 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)

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu stuns Serena Williams to win US Open final

New York | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 09:04 AM IST
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.
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)

Serena Williams eyes historic 24th Slam against teen upstart Andreescu

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 08:48 AM IST
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
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)

US Open: Teenager Andreescu beats Bencic to set up final with Serena

New York | By AFP
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 10:09 AM IST
Canada’s teenager Bianca Andreescu got the better of Belinda Bencic in an intense semi-final
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)

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu becomes first teen in US Open semis since 2009

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2019 09:40 AM IST
Bianca Andreescu defeated Belgium’s Elise Mertens 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 to set up a semi-final clash with Belinda Bencic.
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)

Belinda Bencic advances to first Grand Slam semi-final at US Open

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 11:56 PM IST
Bencic will play Thursday against the winner of a later quarter-final between Canadian 15th seed Bianca Andreescu and Belgian 25th seed Elise Mertens.
Maria Sharapova serves to Anett Kontaveit in the first round of the Rogers Cup.(AP)
Maria Sharapova serves to Anett Kontaveit in the first round of the Rogers Cup.(AP)

Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova to headline Day One at US Open

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 06:55 PM IST
Williams and Sharapova - for years the two most recognizable names in women’s tennis - will open the evening session at Arthur Ashe Stadium with their first-ever New York meeting in a match that may just have the feel of a championship final.
Naomi Osaka hits a ball to Serena Williams during the Rogers Cup tennis tournament.(USA TODAY Sports)
Naomi Osaka hits a ball to Serena Williams during the Rogers Cup tennis tournament.(USA TODAY Sports)

Naomi Osaka returns to number one in WTA rankings

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 04:16 PM IST
Naomi Osaka first hit top spot in January, after winning back-to-back majors in New York and Melbourne, making history as the first Japanese player to achieve it.
Canada's Bianca Andreescu, right, consoles Serena Williams, of the United States.(AP)
Canada's Bianca Andreescu, right, consoles Serena Williams, of the United States.(AP)

Serena Williams’ US Open plans in disarray as injury hands Bianca Andreescu Toronto crownn

Toronto | By AFP
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 02:17 AM IST
Andreescu, 19, was up 3-1 with a break of serve when 23-time Grand Slam champion Williams found she couldn’t continue.
Serena Williams, of the United States, runs down a shot from Marie Bouzkova, of the Czech Republic.(AP)
Serena Williams, of the United States, runs down a shot from Marie Bouzkova, of the Czech Republic.(AP)

Serena Williams survives scare to set Bianca Andreescu title clash

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 07:16 PM IST
Serena Williams, seeded eighth in a tournament she has won three times, will take on home hope Bianca Andreescu in the championship match on Sunday.
Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic hits a shot against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia.(AFP)
Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic hits a shot against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia.(AFP)

Karolina Pliskova keeps no. 1 hopes alive by reaching Toronto quarters

Toronto | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Karolina Pliskova saw off Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit 6-3, 7-5 to set up a last-eight clash with either Canadian rising star Bianca Andreescu or fifth-seeded Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens.
Roger Federer returns a shot against Kevin Anderson during their Miami Open clash.(USA TODAY Sports)
Roger Federer returns a shot against Kevin Anderson during their Miami Open clash.(USA TODAY Sports)

Miami Open: Roger Federer beats Kevin Anderson to set up Denis Shapovalov clash

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 10:22 AM IST
Roger Federer gained a measure of revenge against Wimbledon nemesis Kevin Anderson, beating the South African 6-0 6-4 at the Miami Open on Thursday to set up a mouthwatering semi-final against a player barely half his age
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