|Bianca Andreescu Quick Info
|5 ft 7 in
|Date of Birth
|June 16, 2000
Bianca Andreescu is a Canadian professional tennis player who had reached a career-high singles ranking of no. 5, ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) on September 9, 2019. Since her WTA debut in 2017, she has always been eyed as one of the strongest and most competent players to represent Canada. At the time of her debut, she advanced to the semifinals in singles and won the doubles title with her mate, Carson Branstine. In 2015, she made her ITF debut and won both the singles and doubles titles at the Grade-2 tournament in La Paz. She went on to win her 3rd junior doubles title 2 weeks later at the Grade-2 tournament in Cordoba. Following a series of victories, she was later qualified for her first junior Grand Slam but was defeated in the first round of the girls’ singles tournament by the event runner-up, Anna Kalinskaya. During her first professional tournament in Gatineau, she advanced to the finals with wins over no. 429 Elizabeth Halbauer, no. 288 Barbora Štefková, no. 206 Shuko Aoyama, and no. 275 Victoria Rodríguez. Upon reaching the final round, Andreescu was defeated by no. 155 Alexa Glatch.
Andreescu started 2018 quite off her usual powerful beginnings during matches as she acquired 2 consecutive losses in matches against Luksika Kumkhum. She made a successful comeback in 2019 with multiple winning streaks and titles won on top of her overall outstanding records since her professional debut in 2017. She competed at the ASB Classic in Aukland and was qualified for the main draw, defeating the first seed Caroline Wozniacki, the 6th seed Venus Williams, and the third seed Hsieh Su-wei, which eventually led her to her first WTA singles final for the year during which she ended as the runner-up to the defending champion and second seed Julia Görges. In January 2019, she won her first WTA 125K title at Newport Beach and the win placed her to a career-high ranking of no. 28. Andreescu also passed Eugenie Bouchard after she was hailed as Canada’s top-ranked player.
Bianca Vanessa Andreescu
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
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.
Professional Tennis Player
- Father – Nicu Andreescu
- Mother – Maria Andreescu (Chief Compliance Officer of Global Maxfin Investments Inc)
Bianca Andreescu is represented by the Women’s Tennis Association, St. Petersburg, Florida, United States.
Right-Handed (Two-Handed Backhand)
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
61 kg or 134.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Bianca Andreescu has dated –
- Benjamin Sigouin – Bianca Andreescu had reportedly dated fellow tennis player Benjamin Sigouin in 2017. Rumors started brewing online when Andreescu went public about their relationship with Sigouin posting a photo of them on Instagram with a sweet caption saying he’s with his “Number 1” alongside a heart emoji. On the other hand, Andreescu left a comment on the post and wrote “I like me better when I’m with you,” with a kissing face emoji. On the side note, it isn’t known yet if the two are still dating or have already broken up since there have been no recent photos or updates can be seen on both of their Instagram profiles. Andreescu and Sigouin are both tennis players representing Canada, and, they originally met through the juniors tournament circuit.
- Pascal Siakam (2019) – Rumor
Race / Ethnicity
She has Romanian ancestry.
- Thick Lips
- Round Cheekbones
- Naturally Long Eyelashes
- Thick Eyebrows
Bianca Andreescu has endorsed brands such as –
- Copper Branch
- BMW Canada
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
First Tennis Match
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
Bianca Andreescu Facts
- 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.
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