Bianca Vanessa Andreescu is one of the top names currently playing the sport of tennis, whilst she is also one of the greatest female sports stars to have ever represented Canada in elite, professional competition.
Despite only being born in 2000, she has already managed to forge an incredible career and reputation around the world, with her ability on the court and her personality away from tennis shining through everything that she does, thus making her an inspirational role model for many young girls who idolize her.
Many will notice straight away that Andreescu’s name is not typically Canadian. Her surname is actually Romanian, with her parents being from the eastern European nation, although Bianca was actually born in Mississauga, Ontario, on June 16, 2000.
She frequently travels with her parents back to their homeland, where she lived for two-and-a-half years as a child and can speak Romanian fluently, thus meaning she has a number of fans from Canada and Romania.
Her middle name, Vanessa, was inspired by American actress and singer Vanessa Williams, although she can be known as ‘Bibi’; whilst her dog Coco – a poodle – has become extremely popular amongst fans, especially after his appearance at the US Open.
Bianca Andreescu’s career thus far
One of the biggest reasons that she has managed to become as widely regarded as she is whilst still being at the tender age of 21, Andreescu has already managed to have a huge amount of success on the tennis court and is predicted to continue to do so as she gets older.
The Ontario native may have only turned professional in 2017 when she was still a teenager, however she has already been able to achieve a career-high ranking of No. 4 in the world, and is the highest-ranked Canadian in the history of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) despite only playing in elite competition for less than five years.
Naturally, her win at the US Open in 2019 is the crowning achievement of the young woman so far, however with so many more competitions to come in her career, she has already amassed a huge following and one that is predicting great things for her. Indeed, many will be waiting in anticipation to see her at the Australian Open in January 2022 when she competes, with her being amongst those predicted to do well given the odds available at one of the best Canadian sports betting sites that can be used.
2022 could be another breakout year for Andreescu, with the young lady looking to get back to her best form after a difficult 2021 that saw her be upset in a number of Grand Slam competitions, whilst also being forced to pull out of events on the WTA Tour as well as the Olympic Games.
Hopefully, without any unforeseen circumstances, she will be able to make great strides within the sport and add to her impressive trophy haul further, whilst improving on her Grand Slam appearances and reaching the latter stages of the tournaments, or even potentially win them!
Who has had a positive influence on Bianca Andreescu?
Whilst Andreescu has mentioned in the past that she did not have a favorite tennis player whilst she was growing up and learning the game, she has mentioned that Simona Halep has been one of those to stand out to her because of the player’s own Romanian heritage. Furthermore, it would appear Halep has had a major influence on how the young female plays, as Andreescu has revealed that she has tried to model her game on the star.
Other players that have had an inspiring effect on the Canadian include the iconic Williams sisters, as well as Belgium’s superstar Kim Clijsters.
How does Andreescu prepare for tournaments?
Andreescu has revealed that in order to prepare for tournaments and even just in general life that she regularly practices a form of meditation. The form of meditation followed is known as creative visualization, which is something that she has done since she was 12 years old. In addition, she also continues to practice yoga, as she highlights how important it is to be mentally ready, as well as physically.
Currently, it is claimed that she only practices these techniques for 15 minutes a day because of her busy schedule, having used to practice it for a few hours each day.