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Sports Bianca Andreescu makes Canadian history by reaching No. 4 in rankings

19:45  21 october  2019
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Zach LaVine leads Bulls past Raptors 105-91 in pre-season game in Toronto

  Zach LaVine leads Bulls past Raptors 105-91 in pre-season game in Toronto TORONTO — Zach LaVine scored 26 points and his Chicago Bulls hit 18 three-point jumpers in a 105-91 pre-season victory over the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors on Sunday. Fifth-year guard LaVine did most of the damage for Chicago with a pair of three-pointers and 16 points in the first half. He finished with four three-pointers. Tomas Satoransky and Coby White also scored four three-pointers apiece. The Bulls went 18 for 49 beyond the three-point arc, in total, compared to the Raptors nine for 29.OG Anunoby led Toronto with 15 points, followed by Matt Thomas with 12 and Canadian Chris Boucher's 11.

After Bianca Andreescu won her United States Open semifinal 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.”. By Saturday night, Andreescu , 19-year-old Canadian

— 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 Now ranked 60th, she is the first wild card to reach the final of this top-tier women’s tournament, going one round further than

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Bianca Andreescu has become the highest-ranked Canadian tennis player in WTA Tour history.

The 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., jumped one spot to No. 4 in the rankings on Monday following a week off.

That pushes her one spot ahead of her career-best No. 5 ranking, which tied a Canadian record set by Eugenie Bouchard in 2014.

Ranked outside the top 150 entering the season, Andreescu rocketed up the rankings with tournament wins at Indian Wells, Calif., and Toronto followed by her first Grand Slam win at the U.S. Open in New York last month.

Andreescu had a 17-match win streak snapped when she lost a quarterfinal match to Naomi Osaka at the China Open earlier this month.

Denis Shapovalov’s first ATP win puts him in ‘really good position’

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Canadian Bianca Andreescu has her first WTA title. The unseeded 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., upset eighth-seeded German Angelique Kerber 6- 4 , 3-6, 6- 4 in the women's final at the BNP Thiem trailed 4 -3 and 5- 4 in the third set before breaking Federer with a forehand winner to go up 6-5.

Canadian teenage tennis star Bianca Andreescu made history by becoming the first wild-card entry player to ever win the BNP Paribas Open and afterwards she

The Canadian is scheduled to return to action at the WTA Finals, which begin on Sunday in Shenzhen, China.

Milos Raonic reached No. 3 in the men's rankings in 2016, the best ranking achieved by a Canadian man.

On the men's side, Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., jumped seven spots to No. 27 after capturing the Stockholm Open on Sunday for his first career ATP Tour title.

Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime is the top Canadian at No. 18.

Raonic has dropped to No. 32.

Shapovalov, Auger-Aliassime and Raonic all are entered in the Erste Bank Open this week in Vienna, Austria.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 21, 2019.

The Canadian Press

Knee injury forces Bianca Andreescu to drop out of WTA Finals .
With her left knee heavily strapped, Canada's Bianca Andreescu called it quits after a 6-3 first-set loss to Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic in her second match of the WTA Finals on Wednesday in Shenzhen, China. In the second game, Andreescu struggled to walk after reaching for a forehand and limped to the bench where a trainer wrapped her knee. She returned to the court but proceeded to make several errors and didn't even make an attempt at Pliskova's final serve.

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