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Born in 2000 | Acclaimed Tennis Player
Bianca Andreescu is the highest-ranked Canadian in Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) history. Her historic 2019 season began with a groundbreaking victory at the BNP Paribas Open, becoming the first wild-card winner in the tournament’s history. She then went on to defeat Serena Williams, securing both the US Open and the Rogers Cup titles. These victories made her the first Canadian tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title and the Rogers Cup in 50 years. Additionally, Andreescu is the first teenager to claim a Grand Slam singles title since 2006.
Andreescu’s success has helped raise the profile of tennis in Canada and contributed to the growth of the sport in the country.