Bianca Andreescu

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Bianca Andreescu
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Birthdate June 16, 2000
Birthplace Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
From Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
Height 5’7” (1,70m)
Style of play Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Turned pro 2017
Best WTA singles ranking No. 4 (October 21, 2019)
Best WTA doubles ranking No. 147 (July 16, 2018)
Profile on CdnTennis.ca

Biography

Bianca Andreescu (born June 16, 2000 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian professional tennis player. She reached a career-high WTA singles ranking of No. 4 on October 21, 2019 and a career-high WTA doubles ranking of No. 147 on July 16, 2018.

In 2014, Andreescu won Les Petits As, one of the most prestigious 14 and under tournaments in the world. She ended her 2014 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. At her first professional tournament, the ITF 25K in Gatineau in 2015, 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 2015, 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 on the junior circuit. 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 perform the feat. She also won the 2017 Australian Open and French Open junior doubles titles with Carson Branstine. At the 2017 Wimbledon, she qualified for her first senior main draw but was defeated by Kristína Kučová in the opening round. In 2017 at the Citi Open, 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. She was defeated by Andrea Petkovic in three sets in the quarterfinals. Also in 2017 at the Coupe Banque Nationale, she reached the final in doubles with compatriot Carson Branstine, her first WTA final, losing to the first seeds Tímea Babos and Andrea Hlaváčková. In 2019, she reached her first WTA singles final, beating world No. 59 Tímea Babos, world No. 3 Caroline Wozniacki, world No. 39 Venus Williams and world No. 28 Hsieh Su-wei respectively in the earlier rounds, and as a qualifier. She was defeated by world No. 14 and defending champion Julia Görges in three sets in the final. Also in 2019, Andreescu won the WTA 125K title in Newport Beach, United States. In 2019 at the tournament in Indian Wells, Andreescu became the first Canadian to win a WTA Premier Mandatory singles title when she defeated Angelique Kerber in the final. At the 2019 Rogers Cup, she became the first Canadian in the Open Era to win the title, and the first overall since Faye Urban in 1969. At the 2019 US Open, she became the first Canadian to win a senior Grand Slam title in singles by defeating Serena Williams in the championship match. In 2021, she reached the final of the WTA 1000 Miami Open, losing to Ashleigh Barty. In 2017, Andreescu was awarded the Fed Cup Heart Award. She was also named Female Player of the Year by Tennis Canada two times, in 2017 and 2019.

Andreescu was born in Mississauga and is of Romanian descent. Her middle name Vanessa was inspired by actress and singer Vanessa Williams. She moved to her parents' native country of Romania as a child and started playing tennis at age seven. Andreescu and her family moved back to Canada where she trained at the Ontario Racquet Club in Mississauga. When she was eleven years old, she joined Tennis Canada's U14 National Training Centre in Toronto for the 2011–2012 season. Due to the time spent on court, Andreescu completed her high school degree online. She was a member of Tennis Canada's National Training Centre in Montréal from 2013 to 2018.

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2019 US Open Hard Serena Williams (USA) 6–3, 7–5

Other significant finals

WTA Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 / WTA 1000 finals

Singles: 3 (2 titles, 1 runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2019 Indian Wells Hard Angelique Kerber (GER) 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Win 2019 Toronto Hard Serena Williams (USA) 3–1 retired
Loss 2021 Miami Hard Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 3–6, 0–4 retired

WTA career finals

Singles: 5 (3 titles, 2 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (1–0)
Olympic Games (0–0)
WTA Finals (0–0)
WTA Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 / WTA 1000 (2–1)
WTA Premier / WTA 500 (0–0)
WTA International / WTA 250 (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (3–2)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Jan 2019 Auckland Open, New Zealand International Hard Julia Görges (GER) 6–2, 5–7, 1–6
Win 1–1 Mar 2019 Indian Wells Open, United States Premier M Hard Angelique Kerber (GER) 6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Win 2–1 Aug 2019 Canadian Open, Canada Premier 5 Hard Serena Williams (USA) 3–1 retired
Win 3–1 Sep 2019 US Open, United States Grand Slam Hard Serena Williams (USA) 6–3, 7–5
Loss 3–2 Apr 2021 Miami Open, United States 1000 Series Hard Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 3–6, 0–4 retired

Doubles: 1 (1 runner-up)

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (0–0)
Olympic Games (0–0)
WTA Finals (0–0)
WTA Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 / WTA 1000 (0–0)
WTA Premier / WTA 500 (0–0)
WTA International / WTA 250 (0–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (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 (CAN) Tímea Babos (HUN)
Andrea Hlaváčková (CZE)
3–6, 1–6

WTA 125 Series finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Titles by surface
Hard (1–0)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jan 2019 Newport Beach, United States 125 Series Hard Jessica Pegula (USA) 0–6, 6–4, 6–2

ITF Circuit finals

Singles: 9 (5 titles, 4 runners-up)

Legend
ITF $100,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $75,000 / ITF $80,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $50,000 / ITF $60,000 tournaments (0–1)
ITF $25,000 tournaments (5–3)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (0–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (4–4)
Clay (1–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 2015 Gatineau, Canada $25,000 Hard Alexa Glatch (USA) 4–6, 3–6
Win 1–1 Aug 2016 Gatineau, Canada $25,000 Hard Elizabeth Halbauer (USA) 6–2, 7–5
Loss 1–2 Oct 2016 Saguenay, Canada $50,000 Hard (i) CiCi Bellis (USA) 4–6, 2–6
Win 2–2 Feb 2017 Rancho Santa Fe, United States $25,000 Hard Kayla Day (USA) 6–4, 6–1
Win 3–2 Apr 2017 Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy $25,000 Clay Bernarda Pera (USA) 6–7(8–10), 6–2, 7–6(10–8)
Loss 3–3 Apr 2018 Kōfu, Japan $25,000 Hard Luksika Kumkhum (THA) 3–6, 3–6
Loss 3–4 Apr 2018 Kashiwa, Japan $25,000 Hard Luksika Kumkhum (THA) 3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 4–4 Oct 2018 Florence, United States $25,000 Hard Mari Osaka (JPN) 6–4, 2–6, 6–3
Win 5–4 Nov 2018 Norman, United States $25,000 Hard María Camila Osorio Serrano (COL) 6–1, 6–0

Doubles: 4 (3 titles, 1 runner-up)

Legend
ITF $100,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $75,000 / ITF $80,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $50,000 / ITF $60,000 tournaments (1–1)
ITF $25,000 tournaments (2–0)
ITF $15,000 tournaments (0–0)
ITF $10,000 tournaments (0–0)
Titles by surface
Hard (3–1)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 1–0 Aug 2016 Gatineau, Canada $25,000 Hard Charlotte Robillard-Millette (CAN) Mana Ayukawa (JPN)
Samantha Murray (GBR)
4–6, 6–4, [10–6]
Loss 1–1 Oct 2016 Saguenay, Canada $50,000 Hard (i) Charlotte Robillard-Millette (CAN) Elena Bogdan (ROU)
Mihaela Buzărnescu (ROU)
4–6, 7–6(7–4), [6–10]
Win 2–1 Oct 2017 Saguenay, Canada $60,000 Hard (i) Carol Zhao (CAN) Francesca Di Lorenzo (USA)
Erin Routliffe (NZL)
Walkover
Win 3–1 Jul 2018 Gatineau, Canada (2) $25,000 Hard Carson Branstine (CAN) Hsu Chieh-yu (TPE)
Marcela Zacarías (MEX)
4–6, 6–2, [10–4]

Junior Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 2 (2 titles)

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

Singles performance timeline

This table is current as of October 18, 2021.

Tournament 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A Q1 2R A 2R 0 / 2 2–2 50%
French Open A A Q1 Q3 2R A 1R 0 / 2 1–1 50%
Wimbledon A A 1R Q3 A NH 1R 0 / 2 0–2 0%
US Open A A Q1 Q1 W A 4R 1 / 2 10–1 91%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 9–1 0–0 4–4 1 / 8 13–6 68%
Year-end championships
WTA Finals Did Not Qualify RR NH DNQ 0 / 1 0–2 0%
WTA Elite Trophy Did Not Qualify A NH DNQ 0 / 0 0–0
WTA Premier Mandatory & Premier 5 / WTA 1000 tournaments
Doha / Dubai1 A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Indian Wells A A A A W NH 3R 1 / 2 8–1 89%
Miami A A A A 4R NH F 0 / 2 8–2 80%
Madrid A A A A A NH A 0 / 0 0–0
Rome A A A A A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Canada Q1 Q2 1R A W NH 3R 1 / 3 7–2 78%
Cincinnati A A A A A A 2R 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Wuhan A A A A A Not Held 0 / 0 0–0
Beijing A A A A QF Not Held 0 / 1 3–1 75%
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 19–2 0–0 7–4 2 / 9 26–7 79%
National representation
Olympic Games NH A Not Held A 0 / 0 0–0
Fed Cup / Billie Jean King Cup A A WG2 WG2 WG2 A A 0 / 0 7–3 70%
Career statistics
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Tournaments 3 7 19 19 11 0 13 72
Titles 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3
Finals 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 5
Hardcourt Win–Loss 4–3 15–6 12–10 34–13 45–7 0–0 14–8 3 / 54 124–47 73%
Clay Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 8–3 3–2 3–0 0–0 2–1 0 / 9 16–6 73%
Grass Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 6–3 6–2 0–0 0–0 1–3 0 / 8 13–8 62%
Carpet Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0 / 1 1–1 50%
Overall Win–Loss 4–3 15–6 27–17 43–17 48–7 0–0 17–12 3 / 72 154–62 71%
Win % 57% 71% 61% 72% 87% 59% 71.30%
Year-end ranking 633 306 182 178 5 7 46

Notes

  • 1 The first WTA 1000 event of the year (then a WTA Premier 5) has switched back and forth between the Dubai Tennis Championships and the Qatar Ladies Open beginning in 2009. Dubai was classified as a WTA Premier 5 event from 2009–2011 before being succeeded by Doha for the 2012–2014 period. From 2015 to 2020, the two tournaments alternated between WTA Premier 5 and Premier status every year.
  • NB The tournament in Cincinnati (then a WTA Premier 5) was played in New York City, the French Open was played in September and after the US Open, the Italian Open was also played in September and after the tournament in New York City/Cincinnati (then a WTA Premier 5), and the 2020 Olympic Games were postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
  • NB The WTA 1000 tournament in Indian Wells was played in October and after the tournament in Cincinnati due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021.

Doubles performance timeline

This table is current through the 2021 US Open.

Tournament 2019 2020 2021 SR W–L Win %
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A 0 / 0 0–0
French Open A A A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon A NH A 0 / 0 0–0
US Open 1R A A 0 / 1 0–1 0%
Win–Loss 0–1 0–0 0–0 0 / 1 0–1 0%

Notes

  • NB The French Open was played in September and after the US Open due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Wins over top-10 opponents

Andreescu has a 8–4 (67%) record against players who were, at the time the match was played, ranked in the top 10.

Wins over top-10 opponents per season
Season 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Total
Wins 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 8
No. Opponent Rank Event Surface Round Score Andreescu
Rank
2019
1. Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) 3 Auckland Open, New Zealand Hard 2R 6–4, 6–4 152
2. Elina Svitolina (UKR) 6 Indian Wells Open, United States Hard SF 6–3, 2–6, 6–4 60
3. Angelique Kerber (GER) 8 Indian Wells Open, United States Hard F 6–4, 3–6, 6–4 60
4. Angelique Kerber (GER) 4 Miami Open, United States Hard 3R 6–4, 4–6, 6–1 24
5. Kiki Bertens (NED) 5 Canadian Open, Canada Hard 3R 6–1, 6–7(7–9), 6–4 27
6. Karolína Plíšková (CZE) 3 Canadian Open, Canada Hard QF 6–0, 2–6, 6–4 27
7. Serena Williams (USA) 10 Canadian Open, Canada Hard F 3–1 retired 27
8. Serena Williams (USA) 8 US Open, United States Hard F 6–3, 7–5 15

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