The Indian Wells 2019 women’s singles saw the birth of a new tennis star. 18 year old Bianca Andreescu of Canada went all the way to lift the trophy. She became one of the youngest female players ever to win the premier mandatory event. It is the WTAs equivalent of an ATP Masters 1000 tournament. Andreescu’s success at Indian Wells 2019 translated into a career resurgence. The talented starlet Canadian Bianca Andreescu would become a Grand Slam champion later in the year.
Powering Through The Draw
Canadian Bianca Andreescu was not even seeded in the tournament. Being a wildcard entry she got a tough initial draw but totally blasted her way through it. Bianca met Romanian Irina Begu in the first round of the tournament. Begu won the first set in the tie-breaker. Andreescu then stepped up her game and dominated the next 2 sets 6-3, 6-3. She ruthlessly booked her 2nd round ticket.
The Canadian then met Dominika Cibulková in the 2nd round of the draw. Canadian Bianca Andreescu who was now in supreme touch dictated the match. She beat Cibulková in a comprehensive manner in 2 straight sets with a score of 6-2 and 6-2. Equally compelling was the 18 year old in her 3rd round match. The sensation from Ontario dominated her Swiss opponent Stefanie Vögele, dropping just 3 games in the whole match. She was now looking better and better with each match.
The 4th round match between Canadian Bianca Andreescu and Wang Qiang of China was expected to be a tough slugfest. The first set was very tightly fought. Bianca however broke Qiang in the closing stages and took the set 7 games to 5. In the 2nd set, the Canadian was all over her Chinese counterpart. She broke Qiang twice and took the match by winning it 6-2. The road to deciding stages was now covered.
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The Deciding Stages
In the much anticipated quarter-final match, Canadian Bianca Andreescu met 5th seeded Karolína Plíšková of the Czech Republic. The match rotated to and fro with each player wining one of the first two sets. In the 3rd set the Canadian came out performing better. She won the match and was now into the semis of the tournament. In the semi-final match Andreescu was in for another great competitor. She took on 6th seeded Elina Svitolina and won the match again in 3 sets. This put the talented Canadian just one match away from her biggest career title till then.
In the tournament decider Canadian Bianca Andreescu took on Angelique Kerber from Germany who was seeded 8th in the tournament. The match again lasted 3 sets but the Canadian was the better player for most of the time. She won it in a commanding fashion and thus got her hands on the biggest career title till then. It was without doubt the career changing victory for the Ontario based tennis starlet.
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Canadian Bianca Andreescu’s Career Best Year
After the 2019 Indian Wells victory, Canadian Bianca Andreescu faced frequent injury issues. She however came back to form in the US Open hard court series. Andreescu won another WTA Premier title at the Rogers Cup in Canada that year. She then took the whole tennis world by surprise in September.
Canadian Bianca Andreescu went all the way to win the US Open 2019. He opponent in the final was the 23 times Grand Slam champ and local favorite Serena Williams. At just above 19 years of age, Andreescu became one of the youngest female players to lift a major trophy. She also created history by becoming the first Canadian male or female player ever to win a Grand Slam.
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All these successful moments powered Canadian Bianca Andreescu into the WTA top 10. She got to the career high ranking of World Number 4 in October 2019. The talented teenager however again faced injury concerns later that year. She was even forced out of the Australian Open 2020 due to injury. Andreecsu had also opted out of defending her title at Indian Wells before the tournament was called off. We wish the new darling of WTA a speedy recovery and a great career ahead. She is being referred by most tennis experts as the potential World Number 1 and multiple Grand Slam champion.