UP FOR GRABS! Bianca Andreescu Set To Achieve a Milestone Which Serena Williams Couldn’t

Published 10/10/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK: Bianca Andreescu of Canada reacts as she is interviewed by ESPN Reporter Tom Rinaldi during the trophy presentation ceremony after winning the Women’s Singles final against Serena Williams of the United States on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu is a highly talented player in the women’s game. After winning her maiden Grand Slam title in 2019, she has been a victim of injuries that have forced her to remain on the sidelines for a considerable amount of time. 

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However, Bianca Andreescu is busy competing in the Indian Wells 1000 event in the Californian desert. The event is usually held during March but due to the global pandemic, organizers felt it would be best to hold the tournament at this time of the year. 

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Coming back to the Canadian star, she won the title in 2019 and is the defending champion as the event was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. If she manages to win the tournament this season, she would’ve then won the title in consecutive years. 

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Bianca Andreescu can create history 

Even the great Serena Williams has never managed to achieve this feat. The 40-year-old player has won the tournament twice along with the likes of Maria Sharapova. However, they have never won it back-to-back.

Due to that, Bianca has the opportunity to do something which even a figure like Williams has not managed to achieve. Williams won titles in 1999 and 2001, whereas Sharapova won titles in 2006 and 2013. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 06: Bianca Andreescu of Canada reacts as she plays against Maria Sakkari of Greece during her Women’s Singles round of 16 match on Day Eight of the 2021 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 06, 2021 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Reflecting on Andreescu, she managed to win her first-round match against American player Alison Riske in the Indian Wells event. It was a close-fought match in which the Canadian player had to dig deep to win the match. In the end, she survived and won the match in three close sets. 

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In her next round match, she will be facing Anett Kontaveit. We wish her all the best and hope she can achieve that milestone, which would give her added confidence after spending most of the season on the sidelines. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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