Bianca Andreescu player profile
Bianca Andreescu looks poised to become one of the biggest names in world tennis and our player profile will give you the key information about the star from Canada.
Her charge, while still a teenager, towards the top of the women's game in 2019 is one that will live long in the memory for sport fans.
After her year-end ranking was 178 at the end of 2018, Andreescu had won three WTA Tour titles including the US Open within nine months, beating Serena Williams in the final at Flushing Meadows to cap a remarkable rise to prominence.
No Canadian player had won a Grand Slam event before and Andreescu now looks well placed to enjoy plenty more success over the coming decade.
Our player profile on Bianca Andreescu runs through her career to date.
(Updated in November 2019)
Age and family background
When and where was Bianca Andreescu born?
She was born on June 16, 2000. Her birthplace is Mississauga, Ontario in Canada.
How old is Bianca Andreescu?
She is 19 years old.
What is Bianca Andreescu's height?
Andreescu is 1.70 metres tall, which equates to five foot, seven inches (5"7).
Where does Andreescu live?
Andreescu lives in Canada, the country of her birth. She currently resides in Thornhill, Ontario.
Andreescu has Romanian heritage, with that being the home country of both her parents, who had moved to Canada to live and work around six years before her birth.
She was born in Canada and later returned after spending a few years of her childhood living in Romania, which was where she first played tennis.
Once she had joined Tennis Canada's National Training Program in Toronto at the age of 11, the speed of her development began to increase rapidly.
Grand Slam and WTA Tour record
How many Grand Slam titles has Bianca Andreescu won?
Andreescu has won one Grand Slam title.
The major she has won is:
- 1x US Open (2019)
What is her record in Grand Slam finals?
She won her only appearance to date in a Grand Slam final, making her record 1-0.
Grand Slam record by event
Andreescu holds a 1-1 record at the Australian Open. She qualified for the first time in 2019 and reached the second round.
She is 1-0 at the French Open, having had to withdraw prior to her second-round match against Sofia Kenin in 2019 due to a shoulder injury. She had failed to qualify in the two previous years.
Andreescu has only qualified for Wimbledon once, back in 2017, and lost in the opening round. Injury meant she could not play in 2019.
Andreescu's US Open record is an incredible 7-0, given she won the tournament on her first main draw appearance in 2019.
She had fallen at the first hurdle in qualifying in the two previous years, but beat Serena Williams 6-3 7-5 to cap a stunning fortnight at Flushing Meadows, denying the American a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title and handing her a second straight final loss in New York. The new champion's achievement was remarkable, with the difference in experience illustrated by the fact she was not even born when Serena won her first US Open back in 1999.
The US Open's official YouTube channel has posted extended highlights of the final, which we have added below.
Andreescu's path to the final included wins over Elise Mertens (QF) and Belinda Bencic (SF).
She had earlier beaten two-time finalist Caroline Wozniacki in the third round and only dropped two sets in her tournament triumph, one against Mertens and the other in her last-16 match with qualifier Taylor Townsend.
How many WTA Tour titles has Bianca Andreescu won?
She has won three career titles, a total which includes her US Open success in September 2019.
Andreescu's first three tournament victories have all come at premier five level or higher. She mirrored Naomi Osaka's 2018 feat of winning her first tournament in Indian Wells before going on to win the US Open later in the same year.
Listed in the order she won them for the first time, her WTA Tour titles are:
- 1x Indian Wells Open (2019)
- 1x Canadian Open (2019)
- 1x US Open (2019)
Number of WTA Tour finals
Andreescu has reached four career WTA Tour finals and has a record in showpiece matches of 3-1.
The only final she has lost is:
- 1x Auckland Open (2019)
The Auckland Open in January 2019 was Andreescu's first career final and, despite winning the opening set, she went on to lose 2-6 7-5 6-1 to Julia Goerges.
She has won all three of her final appearances since then.
All four of the finals she has reached on the WTA Tour have been in hard-court events.
Andreescu's WTA titles won by year
WTA Tour finals reached by year
Her history in the tennis world rankings
Still seen mainly as a promising youngster, Andreescu had barely made an impression on the senior women's game before her stunning performances in 2019.
Ending the previous season at 178, she finished 2019 ranked at number five in the world having hit a peak of number four in October, shortly after her US Open win.
Here are Andreescu's official year-end rankings, as per the WTA's website:
What is her playing style?
Andreescu is a right-handed player, who uses a two-handed backhand. She has powerful groundstrokes and often employs an aggressive style, but has also been praised for the wide variety of shots in her game, which she often mixes up to keep her opponents guessing.
Does Andreescu play doubles?
Not much on the professional tour, but she was a useful doubles player in her youth career.
Indeed, Andreescu won two junior Grand Slam titles, the Australian Open and French Open, in 2017.
She was runner-up at a full WTA doubles event with partner and compatriot Carson Branstine later that year and holds a career record of 29-16.
Now, though, her focus is on singles. She only played one doubles match on the WTA Tour across 2018 and 2019, though has played that format in the Fed Cup for Canada.
Her career high ranking in doubles is 147.
Prize money and social media
How much prize money has Bianca Andreescu won in her tennis career?
At the end of the 2019 season, Andreescu's career prize money earned was $6,720,038. The fact $6,504,150 of that total had come in that year alone illustrated how rapid her rise to the summit had been.
She pocketed a massive $3.85m for her victory at the US Open and told reporters after the victory that, three years earlier, she had written herself a fake winner's cheque for the tournament.
Andreescu updated the figure each year as the Flushing Meadows prize money increased and used it to help her visualise the winning moment, which arrived for real sooner than perhaps even she could have anticipated.
Prize money figures relate solely to earnings from on-court performances. Any other forms of income like endorsements, appearance fees and business activities are not factored into the figure.
What tennis racket and clothing brands endorse Andreescu?
Andreescu uses a Head tennis racket and wears Nike gear on court.
Is Bianca Andreescu on social media?
Andreescu has 200,000 followers on her Twitter account, 680,000 on Instagram and around 70,000 likes on Facebook.
Find out more about Andreescu:
As with any major athlete, the latest news about Andreescu is covered in sport sections across global print and digital news publications.
Some useful resources are:
Her WTA Tour official profile
Andreescu's Wikipedia page
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