Angelique Kerber called Bianca Andreescu a drama-queen at the Miami Open, but the truth is that the Canadian millennial is the strongest of her generation. An injury stopped her for almost five months in this first part of 2019, but as she also demonstrated at the Rogers Cup, if she manages to be physically intact, she may be the only one to crush and dominate all her rivals, young and old.
Amanda Anisimova, Dayana Yastremska and the others will have to deal with her, who is proving to have all the skills necessary to become the new absolute dominator of women's tennis. The victory at Indian Wells is not a case.
As it is not the final lost against Julia Goerges at the beginning of the year in Auckland, starting from the qualifications. In that tournament, she defeated rivals like Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams. Even at the Australian Open, she played well, managing to get to the second round, again starting from qualifying.
Meanwhile the victory also at the Oracle Challenger Series - Newport Beach, WTA 125K. Then, the semi-final in Acapulco and the victory in California, where she beat players like Garbine Muguruza, Elina Svitolina and Angelique Kerber.
She also defeated Kerber at the Miami Open, but an injury stopped her in the fourth round, where she was winning the match against Anett Kontaveit for 6-1 2-0. She came back to the court at the French Open, but a new physical problem stopped her again after the first round won against Marie Bouzkova.
Then, here she was finally on the court at the Rogers Cup, having skipped all the grass-swing. At home, she won her second seasonal title, this time against Serena Williams (the American was injured after four games). She also demonstrated her athletic, technical and mental superiority in Canada, beating opponents such as Kiki Bertens, Karolina Pliskova, Sofia Kenin and Serena.
At the US Open, she will be one of the great protagonists. If she looks good physically, then in New York her opponents will have to seriously fear her. This season, injuries aside, she was defeated only in the Auckland final by Julia Goerges, in the second round of Melbourne by Anastasija Sevastova and the Acapulco semi-final by Sofia Kenin (Kenin who was then defeated by the Canadian in Miami and at the Rogers Cup).
This is a great business card for a young millennial who aspires to be the future queen of women's tennis. The prospect of seeing her within one or two years at the top of the WTA Ranking (now she is world no. 14) is a very real possibility.