Athlete of the week

athlete of the week Tennis player Bianca Andreescu


A string of tennis tournaments is in full swing in North America, with the money up for grabs amounting to impressive sums. The WTA Premier 5 tournament is underway in Ohio, Cincinnati. The event has 2, 944, 486 USD in prize money. Last week, attention-grabbing was the Toronto tennis tournament in Canada, where prize money amounted to more than 2,800,000 USD. Canadian tennis player of Romanian origin, Bianca Andreescu, was the winner of the tournament. In the final, Andreescu defeated US challenger Serena Williams. We recall Williams pulled out of the competition when the scoreboard showed a 3:1 advantage for Bianca Andreescu. After her win against Williams, Andreescu skipped 13 positions according to the WTA rankings, climbing up from place 27 to the 14th-place. Reason enough for radio Romania International to designate Bianca Andreescu the Athlete of the Week.


Bianca Andreescu was born in the Canadian town of Mississauga, on June 16, 2000, of Romanian parents, When she was five, her family returned to Romania. At the age of 7, Bianca started playing tennis in Pitesti; her coach back then was Gabriel Hristache, who trained Bianca until she turned 10. Bianca Andreescu's family returned to Canada when their daughter was ten years old. Bianca first compelled recognition when at the age of 13 she won a relevant juniors' tournament in France. From 2015 to 2018, Andreescu mainly participated in tournaments where prize money stood at between 25,000 and 50,000 USD, winning three of these tournaments. In early 2019, Bianca Andreescu got through to the final of the Auckland tournament, where her trail included wins against former WTA top tennis players Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams. However, Andreescu lost the final she played against German challenger Julia Goerges. In March 2019, Andreescu won the Indian Wells tournament, where prize money amounted to more than 9 million USD. In the final, Bianca overpowered German opponent Angelique Kerber, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4



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