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10:30  17 september  2019
10:30  17 september  2019 Source:   globalnews.ca

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Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (Romanian pronunciation: [andreˈesku]; born June 16, 2000) is a Canadian professional tennis player.

Teenage sensation Bianca Andreescu has been one of the players of the season and the one to beat after Wimbledon, claiming two big titles to crack On Monday, Bianca will hold an open practice on the Centre Court at the IGA Stadium in Montreal between 3-5 pm, offering her fans the opportunity to

Bianca Andreescu holds open practice in Montreal and gives back to the fans© Global Montreal Bianca Andreescu fans at the IGA Stadium in Montreal during open practice, Monday Sept. 16, 2019.

Canada's tennis darling Bianca Andreescu is in Montréal this week to practice after her historic U.S. Open win.

Upon arrival in centre court at the IGA stadium, the tennis champion was greeted with a standing ovation.

Cheers of "congratulations Bianca," "we love you Bibi" and "bravo Bianca" echoed through the court.

"I'm here to encourage her. We're very proud of her," said fan Lorraine Jacmain.

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Others were at the stadium to be inspired.

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Bianca Andreescu , 18, is the youngest woman to win the Indian Wells title since 17-year-old — As part of her morning routine, the Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu finds a quiet place and visualizes success, big success. Andreescu , 18, is the first wild card to win the BNP Paribas Open .

+ Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to reflect that Bianca Andreescu won the Rogers Cup in Toronto, not Montreal , as a previous version stated. Bianca Andreescu has made history. Story continues below.

"She's inspiring young kids like my kid and we're big fans from a long time ago," said François Turgeon.

Andreescu is just coming off a major win at the U.S. Open Championship, defeating living legend Serena Williams.

Andreescu had a week to do the media rounds in New York and at home, where she was presented with the keys to her hometown Mississauga, Ont., and unveiled a new street named after herself: Andreescu Way.

Back in Montréal, it was less about the glory and more about the game.

Andreescu did not speak to the media.

"Listen, we need to be back to work, back to business," said her coach Sylvain Bruneau.

But not without giving a little love to the fans.

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‘Unbelievable. She’s outstanding’: NHL stars cheering on Bianca Andreescu as she heads to Saturday’s U.S. Open final

‘Unbelievable. She’s outstanding’: NHL stars cheering on Bianca Andreescu as she heads to Saturday’s U.S. Open final CHICAGO—Emerging Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu has captured the imagination of the Canadians stars of the NHL. “I follow a lot of tennis and being Canadian, I’m pretty proud of what she’s been able to accomplish, the performances she’s had,” said Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. “She’s got a big final coming up. “There will be a lot of us cheering for her.” Andreescu, just 19, will face American superstar Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., on Saturday after defeating Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 7-6(3), 7-5 late Thursday.

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Ranked No. 178 at the end of last season, the Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu set an ambitious goal for herself, it seemed: Climb high enough in the rankings to be able to get into the main draw of this year’s second Grand Slam event, the French Open , in May.

+ Bianca Andreescu ‘s hometown of Mississauga, Ont., will hold a rally and celebration for the Canadian tennis star on Sunday. Mississauga says it will give Andreescu a key to the city and unveil an “ Andreescu Way” street sign at the event. “I think we should give her as much recognition

Andreescu signed autographs, took selfies and even heard from fans who not only think she can take the top spot in tennis, but the top job in the country.

"Bianca for Prime Minister!" yelled one man. "I will vote for her and I was happy that she won against Serena," said young Noah Derezer.

"Maybe one day," her coach said, laughing. "Right now, I still want her to be on the court and compete."

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Andreescu is getting ready to compete in her next tournament at the China Open in Beijing. She is also hoping to qualify for the 2019 WTA Finals taking place in Shenzhen, China, where only the top players in the world can compete.

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TORONTO — Canada's Bianca Andreescu has bigger goals in mind after winning her first Grand Slam title on Saturday at the U.S. Open. The 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., says she hopes to win "as many Grand Slams as possible" and become the No. 1-ranked player in the world. Andreescu spoke to reporters in Canada on Wednesday for the first time since beating Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final in New York. The half-hour press conference was held at the Aviva Centre, where Andreescu beat Williams in the Rogers Cup final exactly one month ago when the latter player retired with a back injury after just four games.

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