An 18-year-old Canadian sensation Bianca Andreescu needed only three months to show her enormous talent and abilities in 2019, entering Auckland from outside the top-150 and cracking the top-25 after Miami! Bianca has won 20 out of 24 WTA main draw matches this year (more than 30 overall including qualifying rounds), earning the attention of the entire tennis world at Indian Wells where she won the title following back-to-back top-10 wins over Elina Svitolina and Angelique Kerber that made her the youngster winner in the desert since Serena Williams!
It was a breakthrough run for Andreescu right from the start, reaching the final in Auckland as a qualifier, winning a match at the Australian Open as well after passing three qualifying rounds and heading to Newport Beach where she won 125K Series event to crack the top-100 and gain confidence before February action.
Delivering two Fed Cup wins over the Netherlands, Bianca was the semi-finalist in Acapulco before that historical Indian Wells campaign that propelled her towards the very top of women's tennis. Playing 35 matches since the beginning of the year, Bianca started to deal with a shoulder injury and was forced to retire in the fourth round of Miami against Anett Kontaveit.
The youngster gave her best to make a recovery and lead her Fed Cup team against the Czech Republic in Prostejov between April 20-21 but was forced to cancel that trip, with Canada failing to win a match in that tie without her on the court.
Unable to hit the ball for a few weeks, Bianca also had to withdraw from Madrid and Rome, heading to Rafa Nadal Academy instead where she worked on her game and tried to get at 100% before Roland Garros. Pleased with the progress she made, Andreescu will enter the draw in Paris, eager to compete for the first time since Miami and make Roland Garros debut and chase more Grand Slam wins after that first one in Melbourne.
"I feel quite well at the moment, making progress with my tennis day by day, increasing the volume and I think this is a good period for me as I have been working on my fitness, which is very important for the clay season.
I'm really looking forward to what I can do at the French Open. Clay is one of my favorite surfaces and I'm really excited to go back and compete at one of my favorite Slams. The courts are incredible and people are very nice at Rafa Academy, the food is good and Spain is my favorite country. I have been to Barcelona and Madrid before and now I'm at Mallorca, I like it a lot."