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SportsBianca Andreescu rises to 5th in world tennis rankings after U.S. Open win

17:52  09 september  2019
17:52  09 september  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

‘Is This Real Life?’ Yes, and Bianca Andreescu Is the Real Deal

‘Is This Real Life?’ Yes, and Bianca Andreescu Is the Real Deal It will be the teen prodigy Bianca Andreescu against the former teen prodigy Belinda Bencic in the semifinals of the United States Open on Thursday night. Neither has been this deep into a Grand Slam tournament before, and Andreescu, a 19-year-old from Canada, had never even played a main-draw match at the U.S. Open until this year. “This is honestly so crazy,” the 15th-seeded Andreescu said after her 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 quarterfinal victory over Elise Mertens on Wednesday night. “A year ago, I was in the qualifying round. I remember I was suffering from a back injury, and now what I’ve accomplished this year, I’m honestly speechless. I need someone to pinch me right now.

Canadian tennis phenom Bianca Andreescu made history after her U . S . Open victory over 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams on Saturday. Bianca Andreescu , Canada' s first Grand Slam singles champion, has climbed 10 spots in the women' s tennis rankings to a career-high world No. 5

Andreescu , who earned .85 million ( U . S .) for the victory, finished the 2018 season ranked No. 152 in The queen of Canadian tennis is on top of the mountain after her first Grand Slam title. Bianca Andreescu ’ s next challenge is staying there. Riding high from her U . S . Open final victory over Serena

Bianca Andreescu, Canada's first Grand Slam singles champion, has climbed 10 spots in the women's tennis rankings to a career-high world No. 5 following her U.S. Open victory over American veteran Serena Williams on Saturday.

Andreescu converted on her third championship point of the match, breaking the 23-time Grand Slam champion with a forehand return before ecstatically sprawling belly-up on the court in front of an audience of 26,191 at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York.

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"It's so hard to explain in words, but I'm beyond grateful," Andreescu, who was ranked 152nd ahead of her breakout season, said after the match. "I worked really hard for this moment.

The Rise and Rise of Bianca Andreescu

The Rise and Rise of Bianca Andreescu Bianca Andreescu, a 19-year-old Canadian, will play her first Grand Slam final on Saturday against Serena Williams. After Andreescu defeated Belinda Bencic in the semifinals on Thursday night, Pam Shriver of ESPN told her in a postmatch interview that a year ago, “I don’t think I’d heard of you.” Shriver would not be alone. Andreescu has had a stunningly rapid rise to the top of tennis since this time last year, compiling a 44-4 record. Aug. 22, 2018 Ranking: 208 In the first round of the United States Open qualifying tournament, Andreescu loses to Olga Danilovic, 6-3, 7-5. Nov.

With her U . S . Open win , the teen prodigy catapulted 10 spots to fifth in the latest WTA rankings . Humble yet ambitious, what stands out about Andreescu ’ s remarkable rise is her desire and will to There are still three big events remaining in the WTA tennis calendar to earn significant points, and

Bianca Andreescu ' s next challenge is staying there. Riding high from her U . S . Open final victory over Serena Williams, Andreescu ' s off-court whirlwind She also rose 10 positions to a career-high No. 5 in the WTA Tour' s world rankings on Monday, the latest achievement in a stunning ascent from

"This year has been a dream come true and being able to play on this stage against Serena, a true legend in this sport, is amazing."

Watch highlights from Bianca Andreescu's U.S. Open victory:

Andreescu, a native of Mississauga, Ont., who now lives in Thornhill, is 8-0 against top-10 opponents, with all eight of the wins in 2019.

The 19-year-old's thrilling 6-3, 7-5 victory at the U.S. Open — she failed to advance beyond the qualifying round last year — followed her title win at the Rogers Cup in August over Williams, who was forced to retire due to injury when she was down 3-1 in the first set in Toronto.

Bianca Andreescu rises to 5th in world tennis rankings after U.S. Open win© Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Canadian tennis phenom Bianca Andreescu made history after her U.S. Open victory over 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams on Saturday.

Andreescu also won at Indian Wells, Calif., in March, the beginning of a 17-match win streak, not counting when she has had to retire from matches due to injury herself.

Andreescu, who earned $3.85 million US for Saturday's win, has experienced her own injury problems this season. In May, she was forced to withdraw from the French Open with a right shoulder injury after winning her first match and dropped out of Wimbledon the next month with the same issue.

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