After (painfully) witnessing the upset of our men’s junior hockey team in the quarter-finals we Canadians have moved on to a thrilling and unexpected (maybe not to her) surprise in world tennis action. Eighteen-year-old Bianca Andreescu has been on the pro tennis circuit since 2017, but suddenly bounced into focus last weekend when she defeated Venus Williams and Caroline Wozniacki in New Zealand’s ASB classic.
Despite the fact that she was defeated in the final of that event, Andreescu went on to qualify for the Australian Open a few days later. Young, talented, ambitious, and resilient, Bianca is earning respect on the tennis courts as well as pride and admiration from Canadians.
With a shining future ahead, all of our eyes and hearts are on and with her. We are hoping for more.