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Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (born June 16, 2000) is a Canadian professional tennis player. She reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 143 on August 14, 2017, as ranked by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA), and a career-high combined junior ranking of No. 3 on February 1, 2016, as ranked by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Andreescu won the 2017 Australian Open and French Open junior doubles titles with Carson Branstine.[2][3]

Bianca Andreescu
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Country (sports) Canada
ResidenceThornhill, Ontario, Canada
Born (2000-06-16) June 16, 2000 (age 18)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Turned pro2017
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachAndré Labelle[1]
Nathalie Tauziat[1]
Prize moneyUS$137,507
Singles
Career record60–34 (63.83%)
Career titles0 WTA, 3 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 143 (August 14, 2017)
Current rankingNo. 184 (July 2, 2018)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ1 (2018)
French OpenQ3 (2018)
Wimbledon1R (2017)
US OpenQ1 (2017, 2018)
Doubles
Career record24–14 (63.16%)
Career titles0 WTA, 2 ITF
Highest rankingNo. 148 (September 25, 2017)
Current rankingNo. 156 (May 28, 2018)
Team competitions
Fed Cup8–3
Last updated on: May 28, 2018.

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Early lifeEdit

Andreescu was born in Mississauga and is of Romanian descent.[4] Her middle name—Vanessa—was inspired by actress and singer Vanessa Williams.[1] She moved to her parents' native country of Romania as a child and started playing tennis at age seven.[4] Andreescu and her family moved back to Canada where she trained at the Ontario Racquet Club in Mississauga.[4] When she was eleven years old, she joined Tennis Canada's U14 National Training Centre in Toronto for the 2011–2012 season.[5] At age 14, her favorite player was Romanian Simona Halep.[4] Due to the time spent on court, Andreescu is completing her high school degree online.[6]

Tennis careerEdit

2014Edit

In January, Andreescu won Les Petits As, one of the most prestigious 14 and under tournaments in the world.[7] In July, she won her first junior titles, taking the singles title at the Grade 5 tournament[a] in Havana,[8] and the doubles title—partnered with Maria Tanasescu—at the Grade 4 tournament in Nassau the following week.[9] She won her second and third junior singles titles in the fall at the Grade 5 tournament in Burlington[10] and the Grade 4 tournament in Lexington.[11] 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.[12]

2015Edit

Andreescu began her 2015 season by winning both the singles and doubles titles at the Grade 2 tournament in La Paz.[13] Two weeks later at the Grade 2 tournament in Córdoba, she captured her third junior doubles title.[14] 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.[15] At Wimbledon, she was once again eliminated in the first round in girls' singles and in the second round in girls' doubles.[16] At her first professional tournament, the ITF 25K 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.[17] In early September, she won her first junior Grade 1 title with a victory over compatriot Robillard-Millette in Repentigny.[18] She lost in the opening round of the US Open girls' singles event.[19] 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.[20] She became the first to win the under-16 and under-18 titles in consecutive years since Mary Joe Fernandez in 1984–85;[20] Chris Evert is another to perform the feat.[6]

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."[21] Andreescu was named the 2015 Outstanding Junior Female by Tennis Canada.[22]

2016Edit

At the Australian Open, Andreescu was the top seed in both girls' singles and girls' doubles.[1] 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.[1][23] The injury kept her from competition for six months.[24] She returned to play in the Wimbledon girls' singles event as the sixth seed, but lost in the third round.[25] At the Gatineau ITF 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.[26][27] At the 2016 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.[28] At the ITF 50K in Saguenay in October, she reached the singles and doubles finals.[29] Two weeks later at the ITF 50K Tevlin Women's Challenger, Andreescu made it to the quarterfinals in singles and the semifinals in doubles.[30]

2017Edit

In January at the junior event of the Australian Open, Andreescu advanced to the semifinals in singles and won the doubles title with Carson Branstine.[2] In February in Rancho Santa Fe, she captured her second ITF 25K singles title with a straight sets win over Kayla Day.[31] She won the ITF 25K in Santa Margherita di Pula over Bernarda Pera in early April.[32] At the junior French Open in June, she reached the quarterfinals in singles and captured her second straight Slam doubles title with compatriot Carson Branstine. She also competed in the senior event, losing in the qualifying first round to former world No. 57 Tereza Smitková.[3] At Wimbledon, she qualified for her first senior main draw but was defeated by Kristína Kučová in the opening round. At the Citi Open in August, Andreescu was awarded a wildcard for the main draw and defeated Camila Giorgi in the opening round, her first win on the WTA Tour. In her next match, she upset world No. 13 Kristina Mladenovic, becoming the first player born in the 2000s to beat a top 20 player.[33] She was defeated by Andrea Petkovic in three sets in the quarterfinals.[34] The next week at the Rogers Cup, she was awarded a wildcard in the singles main draw where she was defeated by world No. 55 Tímea Babos in the opening round.[35] In the doubles main draw, she upset, with fellow Canadian Carson Branstine, the team of Kristina Mladenovic and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round. They lost to the first seeds Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the second round.[36] At the Coupe Banque Nationale in September, she advanced to the second round with a victory over world No. 65 Jennifer Brady, but was defeated by Lucie Hradecká.[37] In doubles, she reached, with compatriot Branstine, her first WTA doubles final, losing to the first seeds Tímea Babos and Andrea Hlaváčková.[38] In October at the ITF 60K in Saguenay, she won with compatriot Carol Zhao her second doubles title.[39]

2018Edit

In April, Andreescu advanced to the final of the ITF 25K in Kōfu where she lost to the first seed Luksika Kumkhum.[40] The next week, she lost in the final of the ITF 25K in Kashiwa, again to Kumkhum.[41]

National representationEdit

In 2014, Andreescu teamed with Tanasescu and Brindtha Ramasamy to represent Canada at the World Junior Tennis event, an international team championship for boys and girls aged 14-and-under. Andreescu went 3–2 in singles matches and went 2–1 in doubles matches, as Canada finished seventh overall.[42]

Andreescu teamed with Robillard-Millette and Vanessa Wong to represent Canada at the 2015 women's Junior Fed Cup finals (for girls 16-and-under) in Madrid. Andreescu went 5–0 in singles matches and went 4–1 in doubles matches, leading Canada to a third-place finish.[43]

At the 2016 Junior Fed Cup, Andreescu teamed with Isabelle Boulais and Layne Sleeth to represent Canada. Andreescu went 4–1 in singles matches and went 4–0 in doubles matches,[44] leading Canada to a fifth-place finish.[45]

In 2017, Andreescu was selected to represent Canada at the Fed Cup Americas Zone Group I, along with Charlotte Robillard-Millette, Katherine Sebov and Carol Zhao. She had a 6–0 overall record, 4–0 in singles rubbers and 2–0 in doubles rubbers, without losing a set in the four ties played. Canada ended Round Robin in first place and won the promotional playoff over Chile.[46] Andreescu was once again selected to play the next tie against Kazakhstan in the Fed Cup World Group II Play-offs. She lost her first match to world No. 31 Yulia Putintseva but won her second over world No. 51 Yaroslava Shvedova, her biggest win to date. Canada went on to win the tie 3–2 and secured its place in the World Group II in 2018.[47]

In 2018, Andreescu played in the first of the World Group II with Gabriela Dabrowski, Sebov and Zhao against Romania. She lost her singles match to world No. 37 Irina-Camelia Begu and Canada went on to lose the tie by the score of 1–3.[48] In the World Group II Play-offs, Andreescu lost her singles match to world No. 40 Lesia Tsurenko, but won the deciding doubles with Dabrowski to help Canada stay in the World Group II in 2019.[49]

WTA career finalsEdit

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
WTA Tour Championships (0–0)
Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 (0–0)
Premier (0–0)
International (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Carpet (0–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2017 Tournoi de Québec, Canada International Carpet (i)   Carson Branstine   Tímea Babos
  Andrea Hlaváčková
3–6, 1–6

ITF Circuit finalsEdit

Singles (3-4)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 / $80,000 tournaments
$50,000 / $60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 / $15,000 tournaments
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 1. 27 July 2015 Gatineau, Canada 25,000 Hard   Alexa Glatch 4–6, 3–6
Win 1. 14 August 2016 Gatineau, Canada 25,000 Hard   Elizabeth Halbauer 6–2, 7–5
Loss 2. 23 October 2016 Saguenay, Canada 50,000 Hard (i)   CiCi Bellis 4–6, 2–6
Win 2. 26 February 2017 Rancho Santa Fe, United States 25,000 Hard   Kayla Day 6–4, 6–1
Win 3. 1 April 2017 Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy 25,000 Clay   Bernarda Pera 6–7(8–10), 6–2, 7–6(10–8)
Loss 3. 1 April 2018 Kōfu, Japan 25,000 Hard   Luksika Kumkhum 3–6, 3–6
Loss 4. 8 April 2018 Kashiwa, Japan 25,000 Hard   Luksika Kumkhum 3–6, 6–7(4–7)

Doubles (3-1)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 / $80,000 tournaments
$50,000 / $60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 / $15,000 tournaments
Result No.    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1. 8 August 2016 Gatineau, Canada 25,000 Hard   Charlotte Robillard-Millette   Mana Ayukawa
  Samantha Murray
4–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Loss 1. 23 October 2016 Saguenay, Canada 50,000 Hard (i)   Charlotte Robillard-Millette   Elena Bogdan
  Mihaela Buzărnescu
4–6, 7–6(7–4), [6–10]
Win 2. 28 October 2017 Saguenay, Canada 60,000 Hard (i)   Carol Zhao   Francesca Di Lorenzo
  Erin Routliffe
Walkover
Win 3. 22 July 2018 Gatineau, Canada 25,000 Hard   Carson Branstine   Hsu Chieh-yu
  Marcela Zacarías
4–6, 6–2, [10–4]

Junior Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)Edit

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2017 Australian Open Hard   Carson Branstine   Maja Chwalińska
  Iga Świątek
6–1, 7–6(7–4)
Win 2017 French Open Clay   Carson Branstine   Olesya Pervushina
  Anastasia Potapova
6–1, 6–3

Singles performance timelineEdit

This table is current through the 2018 French Open.

Tournament 2017 2018 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open A Q1 0 / 0 0–0
French Open Q1 Q3 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon 1R Q3 0 / 1 0-1 0%
US Open Q1 0 / 0 0–0
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0 / 1 0–1 0%

Record against top-100 playersEdit

Andreescu's win-loss record (6–7, 46%) against players who were ranked world No. 100 or higher when played is as follows:[50]

*Statistics as of May 23, 2018

AwardsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Has a 3–1 overall record vs. Brady

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ ITF-sanctioned junior tournaments are graded. Grade A is the highest level, including junior Grand Slams and a few others. This is followed by Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, and Grade 5 (the lowest level).
Sources
  • Tennis Canada (2016). "2016 Tennis Canada Media Guide" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 17, 2016. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
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  6. ^ a b McIntyre, Mike (Spring 2016). "A Glimpse into the Future". Ontario Tennis. Ontario Tennis Association. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
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  40. ^ "Drawsheet: $25,000 Kofu". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
  41. ^ "Drawsheet: $25,000 Kashiwa". ITFTennis.com. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  42. ^ Tennis Canada 2016, p. 188,207.
  43. ^ Tennis Canada 2016, p. 230-231.
  44. ^ "2016 Junior Davis and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals: Bianca Vanessa Andreescu". International Tennis Federation. October 2, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
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  50. ^ "Results". WTATennis.com. Retrieved July 24, 2016.
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