Bianca Aandreescu Pays Tribute to the Original Nine on Their 50th Anniversary

Published 04/01/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND: Bianca Andreescu of Canada celebrates after winning her semi final game against Su-wei Hsieh of China at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)


World No.9 Bianca Andreescu has been brilliant at the ongoing Miami Open 2021. She has made it to the semi-finals of the tournament and will face Maria Sakkari there. Even though she hasn’t been up to her best after her return at the Australian Open 2021, she is slowly gaining her form and momentum back.

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As the tennis world is celebrating 50 years of the Original Nine, Bianca Andreescu also paid tribute to the nine women athletes. The nine former tennis players including the likes of Billie Jean King, Nancy Richey, and others fought for gender equality in the sport in terms of prize money and playing opportunities.

“One word to describe the Original Nine is determined,” began Andreescu. “The Original Nine’s legacy not only paved the way for women in tennis but for women everywhere where they fought for equality and women’s rights.”

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It is because of the efforts of the Original Nine that players like Bianca get what they rightfully deserve today. The Canadian star highlighted that the Original Nine’s movement was not just limited to tennis. She mentioned that they fought for the rights of women everywhere.

Bianca Andreescu thanks the Original Nine for serving as the inspiration to many players like her

The US Open 2019 winner emphasized that the Original Nine has been the inspiration to many young players like her. She also thanked them for all their efforts in the sport.

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Bianca Andreescu of Canada serves in the Women’s Singles group match against Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic. Day Four of the 2019 WTA Finals at Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

“Thank you so much to the Original Nine for giving not only women in tennis but women in sports the opportunity and the inspiration to do what we do today,” added the 20-year-old player.

Bianca Andreescu is definitely in some great form as she defeated the woman in-form Garbine Muguruza in the pre-quarters. She is in the semis of the Miami Open 2021 and will look forward to lifting the title in Miami this year. Will Andreescu be able to lift yet another US Open title this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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