Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (Romanian pronunciation: [andre'esku]; born June 16, 2000) is a Canadian professional tennis player.
She has a career-high ranking of No.
4 in the world, and is the highest-ranked Canadian in the history of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings.
Andreescu is the reigning champion at the US Open and the Canadian Open, having defeated Serena Williams to win both titles.
She is the first Canadian tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title, and the first to win the Canadian Open in 50 years.
She is also the first player to win a Grand Slam singles title as a teenager since Maria Sharapova in 2006.
Andreescu began playing tennis in her parents' home country of Romania before returning to Canada where she was born.
She had success as a junior, winning the Orange Bowl and two Grand Slam doubles titles with compatriot Carson Branstine en route to reaching a career-best junior ranking of No.
3 in the world.
After not playing any matches at the WTA Tour level in 2018, Andreescu had a breakout year in 2019, beginning with a runner-up in her first event of the season, the Auckland Open.
She then rose to prominence by winning the Indian Wells Open, a Premier Mandatory tournament.
Although she missed several months due to injury, Andreescu qualified for the WTA Finals at the end of the season and finished the year ranked No.
Andreescu's style of play that combines power with variety has been widely regarded as "fun to watch".
She has strong support from both Canadian and Romanian fanbases.