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Bianca V. Andreescu

I love tennis, especially when its the Grand Slam. The US Open (the last Grand Slam of the year), was in full flow but I could hardly can a glimpse of two due to the different time zones. Its not easy to stay awake whole night and have to go to work the next morning at 9 am. Luckily enough, the Women’s Singles Final took place on a Saturday. And with Sunday ofcourse being a holiday, I stayed up late to watch 19-year-old Canadian Bianca V. Andreescu take on 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams. It was a delicious match-up and I couldn’t not watch the US Open Women’s final.

The Heat Is On…

The match was getting underway at 1:45 AM (my time zone), and I was wide awake as an owl to watch Andreescu take on Serena. I’ll be brutally honest here; I am not much of a Serena fan and have always rooted for the underdog whenever Serena took on anyone. This time was no different as I was rooting for Bianca Andreescu. The match began and Bianca had the perfect start; a break of serve first-up. She never let go of the early advantage and broke again to seal the opening set by a 6-3 margin.

The second set got even better for Bianca as she raced to a 5-1 lead and even earned herself a match point. It seemed to me as though, it would end in a dominant victory for the Canadian. But sports has taught me that its not over until its over. And with bagful of experience on her side, Serena kept her cool and rallied from 1-5 down to 5-5. The crowd erupted and cheered for every point, and me sitting in my comfortable couch, kept biting my nails and showing disappointment at Bianca for not sealing the deal when she had the opportunity.

An Intense Battle…

She was nervous, VERY NERVOUS! And at 5-5, it felt like momentum was shifting gears. It was Andreescu’s turns to serve and she held her composure, gained some much-needed confidence back, and went 6-5 up. The pressure was back on Serena Williams, and pressure is such a thing that it can get the better of even the best of the best. And it showed in Serena’s serving as she make two double faults, and a couple of unforced errors to hand the Canadian her first ever Grand Slam trophy.

History Maker…

Bianca was overjoyed, and so was I! Serena played well, but Bianca Andreescu played better and deserved the title especially after having such a dream 2019. Prior to capturing the US Open crown, Bianca had already pocketed two big titles at Indian Wells and at the Canadian Open.

Bianca V. Andreescu is just 19 and has a bright future, especially after the year she has had. And she’s not done yet, as the year-end WTA Finals is soon to come. The rise of Bianca has been impeccable. Last year she failed to make the US Open main draw and was ranked at a lowly 205. Fast forward to 2019 and she seeded 15th in the tournament, not only won her first major but has jumped to a career high ranking of 5 in the world. That’s a jump of 200 places in just one year. If that’s not an incredible achievement, then I don’t know what is!

New Star Is Born…

Moreover, Bianca has now become the first ever Canadian to ever win a Grand Slam title! She hasn’t only made every Canadian proud, but has also won over many hearts (mine too). A new star has surely been born. It is still early days, but the way Bianca plays her tennis, there are many beautiful things in store for this 19-year-old superstar.

Love live, Bianca Andreescu and long live women’s tennis! (:

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