|Sep 12, 2019|| 1|
Bianca Vanessa Andreescu, a 19 year old tennis player err champion. She defeated Serena Williams, a legend in the game, to win finals of the US Open and become the first teenager born in the 21st century to win a grand slam title. This was her debut in US open.
Andreescu started playing tennis at age 7. Won 'Les Petits As' in 2014, one of the most prestigious 14-and-under tournaments in the world. She also won the under-16 title the very same year.
In 2016, she won her first ITF title. All was going good. Bianca was the star in the junior tennis circuit. She was trying hard to make her mark in the seniors. But 2018 brought her back injury which forced her out of the game for months.
2019 came like the dawn after dusk. She was ranked 152 in January 2019. Then she started defeating some top ranked players like Venus Williams. The ranking was slowly getting better. Then happened the big US Open grand slam. She was into the finals against the great Serena Williams.
Imagine being a teenager standing in front of a legend who has already won many grand slams and fighting to win the title on your debut.
That's exactly what Bianca Andreescu did. Now her global ranking is 5, from 152 at the beginning of the year.
She is not just an inspiration for girls but for every person trying to win in the game of life. She didn't give up to injuries, she didn't give up to failures (was ousted in the 1st round many times). She kept working hard and eventually, she won it!