Tennis - Eugene Lapierre, the Director of the Rogers Cup of Montreal and Vice-President of Tennis Canada, says the victory of Bianca Andreescu at the US Open on Saturday is a landmark event for Canadian tennis. Lapierre says, "In this case, I believe so (the right to get excited).
We are never safe, yes injuries, but also the problems of pressure. We saw what it did to an athlete like Eugenie Bouchard, who reached the Wimbledon final in 2014. Then she had a little difficulty, and she still has some, trying to get back to her level.
a few years ago. What it can do for a 19-year-old girl, psychologically, mentally, to come back to the field and know that all the players in the world will want to have your number. In her case, she has a good entourage. His parents are good people.
With Sylvain [Bruneau] and the entourage she has, I would not be afraid of that side. Yes, we may be right to get excited, to say that this may be the first in a series of great victories for Bianca. " Speaking about the win, Lapierre commented, "Some relief.
We saw her so much since the beginning of the year and all her progress, despite an injury that kept her away for a few months, we knew she was holding something and that she could become not only among the best world players, maybe even the best player in the world.
For Tennis Canada, we have been working for years to popularize the sport and create champions who will carry this sport in our country. For today, we can say mission accomplished even if there is so much work to do for the future.
It will change the game so much for the future of our country's sport. We are very happy. " 19-year-old Andreescu defeated 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 to win the US Open on Saturday for her first Grand Slam title.
She made history by becoming the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title and also the first player to win the US Open on her main draw debut. With the win, she will rise to No. 5 in the world rankings.