Bianca Andreescu Best Known For Her works and overall achievements as a professional tennis player. Being one of the best players in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), placing no. 5 as of September 9, 2019.
Born Name: Bianca Vanessa Andreescu
Nick Name: Bibi
Occupation: Professional Tennis Player
Turned Pro: 2017
Born: June 16, 2000, 19 years and 5 months, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Position: Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
Having to spend most of her time in the court, she only completed her high school diploma online at Bill Crothers Secondary School in Unionville, Ontario, Canada.
Father – Nicu Andreescu
Mother – Maria Andreescu (Chief Compliance Officer of Global Maxfin Investments Inc)
She has Romanian ancestry.
Bianca Andreescu is represented by the Women’s Tennis Association, St. Petersburg, Florida, United States.
Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (Romanian pronunciation: [andreˈesku]; born June 16, 2000) is a Canadian professional tennis player. She reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 4 on October 21, 2019, as ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). On August 11, 2019, Andreescu became the first Canadian woman to win the Canadian Open in singles since Faye Urban in 1969. She defeated Serena Williams in the final of the 2019 US Open, becoming the first Canadian, and the first player born in the 2000s, to win a Grand Slam singles title.
Bianca Andreescu was born on June 16, 2000, in Mississauga, Ontario, to Romanian parents who moved to Canada in 1994. Her father, engineer Nicu Andreescu, had accepted a job in Canada shortly after his graduation from Transilvania University of Brașov. Her mother, Maria, who graduated from the University of Craiova, was later appointed chief compliance officer of Global Maxfin Investments Inc. in Toronto.
Andreescu started playing tennis at age seven in Pitești, under Gabriel Hristache, when the Andreescu family moved back to her parents’ native Romania. A few years later, the Andreescus returned to live in Canada, where Bianca trained at the Ontario Racquet Club in Mississauga. When she was 11 years old, Andreescu joined Tennis Canada’s National Training Program in Toronto and started getting more serious about her career. Her childhood idol was Kim Clijsters. Subsequently she has had other favourite players, including Simona Halep. She also admired the Williams sisters.
At the 2016 Rogers Cup, Andreescu was advised and encouraged by Halep to turn professional.
2014: Junior success
In January, Bianca Andreescu won Les Petits As, one of the most prestigious 14-and-under tournaments in the world. In July, she won her first junior titles, taking the singles title at the Grade-5 tournament[a] in Havana, and the doubles title—partnered with Maria Tănăsescu—at the Grade 4 tournament in Nassau, Bahamas, the following week. She won her second and third junior singles titles in the fall at the Grade-5 tournament in Burlington and the Grade-4 tournament in Lexington. Andreescu ended her season with the under-16 title at the Orange Bowl with a straight-sets win over Dominique Schaefer, becoming the fourth straight Canadian after Erin Routliffe, Gloria Liang and Charlotte Robillard-Millette to win that event.
2015: ITF debut
Bianca Andreescu began the season by winning both the singles and doubles titles at the Grade-2 tournament in La Paz. Two weeks later at the Grade 2 tournament in Córdoba, she captured her third junior doubles title. At the French Open, Andreescu qualified for her first junior Grand Slam, but was defeated in the first round in girls’ singles—by the eventual runner-up, Anna Kalinskaya—and in the second round in girls’ doubles. At Wimbledon, she was once again eliminated in the first round in girls’ singles and in the second round in girls’ doubles. At her first professional tournament, a 25K event in Gatineau in August, Andreescu advanced to the final with wins over No. 429 Elizabeth Halbauer, No. 288 Barbora Štefková, No. 206 Shuko Aoyama and No. 275 Victoria Rodríguez. She was defeated by No. 155 Alexa Glatch in the final. In early September, she won her first junior Grade 1 title with a victory over compatriot Robillard-Millette in Repentigny, Quebec. She lost in the opening round of the US Open girls’ singles event. In December, at 15 years of age, she became the first Canadian since Gabriela Dabrowski in 2009 to win the Under-18 Orange Bowl, a Grade-A tournament. She became the first to win the under-16 and under-18 titles in consecutive years since Mary Joe Fernández in 1984–85; Chris Evert is another to have performed the feat.
In 2015, Andreescu began working with former world No. 3 Nathalie Tauziat, who previously coached Eugenie Bouchard. Tauziat described Andreescu: “She can do many things, she has good hands and she’s a very powerful girl. She has big goals and she is doing many things to reach these big goals.” Andreescu was named 2015 Outstanding Junior Female by Tennis Canada.
2016: First ITF career title
At the Australian Open, Andreescu was the top seed in both girls’ singles and doubles. She advanced to the third round in singles and doubles before withdrawing from both because of recurring injuries including her left adductor, right ankle, and a stress fracture in her foot. The injury kept her from competition for six months. She returned to play in the Wimbledon girls’ singles event as the sixth seed, but lost in the third round. At the Gatineau 25K tournament a month later, Andreescu claimed the first professional title of her career with a straight-sets victory over Elizabeth Halbauer. Andreescu also won the Gatineau doubles title with compatriot Charlotte Robillard-Millette. At the US Open in September, Andreescu had her best run so far at a junior Grand Slam, reaching the semifinals in singles and the quarterfinals in doubles. At the 50K in Saguenay in October, she reached the singles and doubles finals. Two weeks later at the 50K Tevlin Women’s Challenger, Andreescu made it to the quarterfinals in singles and the semifinals in doubles.
2017: WTA debut and Junior Grand Slam championships distinctive Features
Naturally Long Eyelashes
Bianca Andreescu has endorsed brands such as –
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In January 2014, she went on to compete in one of the most prestigious 14-and-under tournaments in the world and won Les Petits As, a premier junior tennis tournament for players aged 12-14.
In July of the same year, Andresscu won her first junior titles after winning the singles title at the Grade-5 tournament in Havana and the doubles titles alongside Maria Tănăsescu at the Grade 4 tournament in Nassau, Bahamas, the following week.
First TV Show
In 2019, Bianca Andreescu made her TV show debut as “Herself” on the news series The National.
Bianca Andreescu surely has something serious in her checklist when it comes to keeping her body fit and healthy. She probably has been training immensely since she started her a career in tennis at a young age which means she may have been following the same strict workout routines and diet. In a report, Edmonton tennis coach Lan Yao-Gallop recalled training the young Bianca when she was only 12 years old. According to her, Bianca was a “brave” and aggressive player who demonstrates power without waiting for her opponents to make mistakes.
Seeing all the success in Bianca’s career as a professional tennis player, who has taken a spot in the sports industry and is being recognized as one of Canada’s best players, Yao-Gallop said that all their practices, drills, early morning grinds, and fitness sessions that shaped Andreescu’s technique and footwork had all paid off. On Bianca’s Instagram, she can be seen randomly posting video snippets of her workout at the gym. In July 2019, she posted a short video snippet where she can be seen demonstrating her lower body workout routine in the form of squats.
Bianca Andreescu Favorite Things
Pets – Dogs
App – Snapchat
Snapchat Filter – Dog-eared filter
Song – Unforgettable by French Montana
Movie – The Fault In Our Stars
TV Show – Grey’s Anatomy
Places In Canada – The CN Tower
Professional Tennis Players – Simona Halep, Venus and Serena Williams, known as William Sisters
She started playing tennis at the age of 7.
Her childhood idol was Kim Clijsters.
She was advised by one of her favorite players Simona Halep to turn professional.
Bianca and former boyfriend Ben Sigouin were the male and female champions at the Playsight Skills Challenge held at the Odlum Brown VanOpen.
She has been practicing meditation since she was 12 years old. Her mother inspired her to practice meditation as she always believes that it helps her maintain mental discipline on the court.
She speaks Romanian very fluently.
Bianca was raised by her two Romanian grandmothers in Canada.
Her middle name Vanessa was inspired by actress-singer, Vanessa Williams.
Her parents are her biggest fans.
Bianca won her first title as Serena Williams had to retire due to a back injury and after suffering back spasms.
She shares a record with Venus Williams.
Her parents introduced her to tennis.
On August 11, 2019, she became the first Canadian woman to win the Canadian Open in singles next to Faye Urban in 1969.
At the age of 15, she became the first Canadian to win the Under-18 Orange Bowl, a Grade-A tournament. She also became the first to win the under-16 and under-18 titles in consecutive years.
In her ITF debut in 2016, she was considered the top choice in both girls’ singles and doubles. Though she advanced to the 3rd rounds in both singles and doubles, she had to withdraw due to her recurring injuries including her left adductor, right ankle, and a stress fracture in her foot. All her injuries at the time had kept her from competing for 6 months.