Canada's Bianca Andreescu catapults to No

Ross Houston
September 10, 2019

"What this really means is even players from the prairie provinces now have that opportunity without making a huge, huge family sacrifice where you completely uproot your family, to go and actually get the best training available in the country", she said. She conducted interviews Sunday from the top of the Rockefeller Center in NY.

She won US$3.85 million for beating Serena Williams in the women's final Saturday, but it's likely that paycheque is only the beginning of million-dollar payouts from future sponsorship deals.

While there's no doubt the spotlight was directly on Bianca during her win at the US Open, her mother Maria also managed to accumulate a cult following on Twitter thanks to her spectacular outfits and calm demeanor in the stands.

Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua said in a statement that many in the city are proud of Andreescu's win. I'd just yell at myself during matches.


"But I found that that way wasn't working to my advantage at all". "I'm not too surprised, but I am very pleased all the same".

Osaka, the 2018 champion in NY, and Barty both lost in the fourth round.

The stunning victory Bianca Andreescu scored against Serena Williams at this year's U.S. Open is one the 19-year-old had been visualizing for years.

It's why she returned to her first sport three years ago after a cameo with Brisbane Heat in the WBBL in 2015-16.


The Japanese, who also beat Williams in last year's final, slipped to fourth in the rankings with Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova and Ukraine's Elina Svitolina leapfrogging her to move up to second and third respectively.

And with Andreescu rocketing from 178th in the rankings at season's start to No.5 after going unbeaten in 34 of 35 completed matches since January, Barty is looking forward to duelling with the newly crowned US Open champion for tennis's biggest prizes.

Federer remained at No. 3 in Monday's rankings after losing in the quarterfinals while bothered by a bad back. The other man who lost in the semifinals, 23-year-old Matteo Berrettini, rose 12 spots to a career-best 13th.


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