Sports/Tennis

‘I want this so bad,’ and now Bianca Andreescu plunges head first into stardom

March 18, 2019

Years from now, it may be a footnote in the long, successful tennis career of Bianca Andreescu. But for now it is part of the origin story of Canada’s newest, emerging superstar. Playing in her first career final against the established Angelique Kerber, Andreescu called for her coach during a break in the gruelling and decisive […]

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Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu makes history in winning title at Indian Wells

March 17, 2019

Canadian Bianca Andreescu has her first WTA title. The unseeded 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., upset eighth-seeded German Angelique Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in the women’s final at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday. “Hopefully this moment can be a great inspiration for many young athletes because like I always say if you believe in yourself […]

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Tennis great Martina Navratilova criticized for comments on transgender athletes

February 18, 2019

Transgender sportswomen hit back at Martina Navratilova after the tennis champion said “its insane and it’s cheating” for transgender women to be allowed to compete in women’s sport. “A man can decide to be female, take hormones if required by whatever sporting organization is concerned, win everything in sight and perhaps earn a small fortune, and then […]

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Raonic powers past Zverev to reach Australian Open quarters

January 21, 2019

Canada’s Milos Raonic is moving on to the quarter-finals at the Australian Open after a dominant performance in the Round of 16. The 28-year-old Raonic downed world No. 4 Alexander Zverev of Germany in straight sets on Monday, 6-1, 6-1, 7-6 (5) at Rod Laver Arena to advance to the final eight in just under […]

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Canadian Bianca Andreescu’s amazing run ends in final of ASB Classic

January 6, 2019

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu came up one set short in an attempt at her first WTA Tour title. Julia Goerges of Germany beat the 18-year-old Andreescu 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 on Sunday in Auckland, New Zealand, to win the ASB Classic for the second year in a row. The match started well for Andreescu, who took […]

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Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu reaches final at ASB Classic

January 5, 2019

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu is heading to her first WTA Tour event final. The 18-year-old cruised past 28th-ranked Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan on Saturday 6-3, 6-3 in the semifinals at the ASB Classic. Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., is interviewed after winning her semi-final game against Hsieh Su-wei of Taiwan at the ASB Classic in […]

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Canadian Bianca Andreescu keeps rolling, upsets Venus Williams in Aussie Open warmup

January 4, 2019

Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu stunned the sports world again by defeating the legendary Venus Williams to reach her first WTA semifinal. Andreescu, from Mississauga, Ont., won 6-7(1), 6-1, 6-3 over Williams at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. “I believe that anything is possible, and I think tonight I did the impossible,” she said […]

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Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu scores upset win over Australian Open champion

January 3, 2019

Louis Borfiga knew right away that Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu was a special talent. Andreescu started playing at Tennis Canada’s regional training centres about six years ago and her strong skillset quickly blossomed. She’s 18 now and riding high after the biggest win of her career, a stunning 6-4, 6-4 victory over world No. […]

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