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SportsWhat they’re saying about Bianca Andreescu: ‘borderline cocky,’ with talent to back it up

15:25  09 september  2019
15:25  09 september  2019 Source:   thestar.com

Andreescu through to second round of US Open with 6-2, 6-4 win over Volynets

Andreescu through to second round of US Open with 6-2, 6-4 win over Volynets NEW YORK — Bianca Andreescu is through to the second round of the U.S. Open after posting a 6-2, 6-4 win over Katie Volynets on Tuesday. Playing in her first match since winning the Rogers Cup last month in Toronto, the 15th seed from Mississauga, Ont., broke Volynets four times on eight opportunities on won 81 per cent of first serve points. Andreescu didn't make it easy for herself at times wit 32 unforced errors, but Volynets, a 17-year-old American qualifier, managed to convert just one of her five break point chances. Andreescu will face the winner of a match between Kirsten Flipkens and Xiyu Wang. It was a busy day for Canadians in men's competition, with No.

Bianca Andreescu hails from a city most non-Canadians couldn’t pronounce, let alone spell, yet the Let’s take a look at the most important takes, and what the rest of world is saying about us — and, more Andreescu ’s talents were also praised by Joel Drucker for Tennis.com, who wrote that she

“I think she double-faulted for me to win the game,” Andreescu said , correctly. “The game plan right from the start was to make her work for every ball, to get as many returns in the court as possible. What they ’ re saying about Bianca Andreescu : ‘ borderline cocky ,’ with talent to back it up .

What they’re saying about Bianca Andreescu: ‘borderline cocky,’ with talent to back it up© DON EMMERT Bianca Andreescu plugs out the sound of the pro-Serena Williams crowd at the U.S. Open final Saturday.

Bianca Andreescu hails from a city most non-Canadians couldn’t pronounce, let alone spell, yet the 19-year-old Mississauga native seems to be on the lips of every tennis fan in the world.

After defeating Serena Williams in the Rogers Cup in August, Andreescu returned to beat the former No. 1 in two sets at the U.S. Open Finals on Saturday.

Canadians celebrated from coast to coast, tweeting their congratulations to Andreescu and bragging about the country’s recent string of championships, including the Raptors’ victory in June.

Andreescu defeats Wozniacki to advance to fourth round at US Open

Andreescu defeats Wozniacki to advance to fourth round at US Open NEW YORK — Canada's Bianca Andreescu defeated former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-4, 6-4 in third-round play at the U.S. Open on Saturday. 

What they ’ re saying about Bianca Andreescu : ‘ borderline cocky ,’ with talent to back it up . Given Andreescu ’s complete tennis game and the incredible mental toughness she showed all season it isn’t hard to think she could do this again.

Naomi Osaka beat Bianca Andreescu in Beijing on Friday in the first of what tennis fans hope will be many matches between the young stars. Naomi Osaka defeated Bianca Andreescu , 5-7, 6-4, 6-3, on Friday in the quarterfinals of the China Open.Credit Wu Hong/EPA, via Shutterstock.

Canadian coverage was suffused with pride, but coverage elsewhere was more mixed — including an accusation by one ESPN writer that Andreescu was acting “borderline cocky” during the match.

Let’s take a look at the most important takes, and what the rest of world is saying about us — and, more importantly, Bianca.

A player of, and for, the future

Maitreyi Anantharaman of Deadspin wrote that Andreescu’s “exquisite marriage of style and power, and her devastating forehand, trumped (Williams’s) experience.”

Andreescu’s talents were also praised by Joel Drucker for Tennis.com, who wrote that she balanced youthful energy with calmness, and that Andreescu will likely be “a major force in tennis all through her 20s.”

The 19-year-old Andreescu, who didn’t even make it to the 2018 U.S. Open main draw, was so new to the whole winning thing that, according to Reuters, a “tournament official had to show her which side of the trophy was the front.”

Bianca Andreescu gets prime-time slot for quarterfinals at U.S. Open

Bianca Andreescu gets prime-time slot for quarterfinals at U.S. Open NEW YORK — Bianca Andreescu is returning to prime time at the U.S. Open. The Canadian teen tennis star will play in the evening draw for the second match in a row when she faces Elise Mertens of Belgium in a quarterfinal on Wednesday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium. This time, though, Andreescu will be in the early evening match, starting at 7 p.m. ET. On Monday, her match against American Taylor Townsend didn't start until about 10:30 p.m., and didn't end until early Tuesday morning after the preceding men's clash between Rafael Nadal and Marin Cilic went four sets. On Wednesday, Nadal's quarterfinal will follow the Andreescu-Martens contest.

Nicu Andreescu , Bianca ’s father, said he was heartened by how much support his daughter received from the Canadians around the stadium and the grounds. But he was still finding it hard to believe her victory really happened. “First you have the Raptors winning the championship and now we have the

Bianca Andreescu , 19, is the first teenager to reach the semifinals of the women’s tournament since It will be the teen prodigy Bianca Andreescu against the former teen prodigy Belinda Bencic in the I remember I was suffering from a back injury, and now what I’ve accomplished this year, I’m

But on the court, she showed no signs of inexperience.

What happened to Serena?

Much of the American coverage had less to do with Andreescu’s victory, and more to do with Williams’s loss.

Jeremy Bembry of ESPN’s The Undefeated called Andreescu “borderline cocky” in his analysis of the match, but also praised her “quick and concise” shot selection.

Bembry also questioned if Williams had anything left after dropping “four straight majors over the past two years,” and if Williams’s recent fumbles signalled a new era for women’s tennis — one in which Andreescu may well be front and centre.

Christopher Clarey of The New York Times echoed Bembry.

Against Andreescu, Clarey wrote, Williams “made too many unforced errors (33 in all), double-faulted on break points three times to lose her serve, and put only 44 per cent of her first serves in play.”

But it wasn’t simply a matter of Williams slipping, he wrote.

Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams in US Open final

Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams in US Open final Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 in U.S. Open final for first Grand Slam title.

What they ’ re saying about Bianca Andreescu : ‘ borderline cocky ,’ with talent to back it up . Coverage from abroad on Canadian’s ascent focuses on her attitude, talent — but often on how Serena Williams lost.

Bianca Andreescu of Canada (right) and Serena Williams of the USA greet each other at the trophy presentation after the women’s singles final. (Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports). Following plenty of heartwarming celebration after securing championship point, the Mississauga, Ont

During the match, Andreescu was both intense and loose, nimble and strong. In short: exactly what was needed to defeat Williams.

Andreescu “could so easily have cracked,” wrote Clarey. “She started out superbly, striking the ball cleanly even though she admitted feeling intimidated by Williams … And yet she danced and sang to herself, headphones in place, in the tunnel leading to the court and then matched Williams’s power and intensity from the start.”

Onwards and upwards

In a post-game clip, Andreescu thanked “everyone at home” for supporting her through the Open. She said it gives her “extra motivation” and “really pumps her up to do even better.”

For now, Andreescu has a few days off to celebrate, and soak in the historic victory along with the rest of the country.

Ted Fraser is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star's radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter at @ted_fraser.

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