Bianca Andreescu finally lost a match after an impressive run since March this year. The 19-year-old had remained undefeated since the Miami Open. She won her first major title at the US Open against Serena Williams. The Canadian took a break after the victory and was back in action last week at the China Open. She advanced to the quarterfinals before losing out to Naomi Osaka.
Andreescu pissed for losing to Osaka
The quarterfinals match was the first meeting between the two in their careers. They did not disappoint, putting up a fine display of tennis before Osaka claimed victory in the third set. She ended Andreescu’s 17-match winning streak and her perfect 8-0 record against top-ten opponents. After the match, Bianca said she was disappointed to lose to the Japanese star. She said she was pissed at losing the match but was happy with her performance. The 19-year-old noted that the match had been close and could have gone either way.
THE RECORD. Bianca’s key points from winning US Open, Indian Wells, and Toronto
Andreescu now has a 45-4 match record in 2019. Her performance at the China Open moved her to number five on the rankings. Osaka moved to the number three position after winning the tournament. At number five, the world No.5 matched her career-high ranking from last month and tied with Genie Bouchard as the highest-ranked tennis female players from Canada. It’s been a dramatic rise for the 19-year-old. She began the year ranked outside the top 100. Her first title victory was at the Indian Wells Open in March. She defeated Angelique Kerber in the final. The Canadian suffered a shoulder injury at the Miami Open which limited her appearances in the French Open and Wimbledon. She was back in the court in August, winning the Rogers Cup in Toronto after Serena retired due to injury. The two met again in the final of the US Open where the Canadian won her first Grand Slam.
Andreescu hopeful to win the WTA Finals in Shenzhen
After the China Open, Andreescu is now preparing to play at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen. The finals will be played from 27th October to 3rd November. The 19-year-old is looking forward to making her first appearance at the tournament. She is the youngest player to qualify for the tournament after Caroline Wozniacki who played in the 2009 edition at 19 years of age. Andreescu has expressed confidence she can lift the Billie Jean King Trophy saying she is motivated when playing against the top players.
Bianca Vanessa Andreescu’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.5 (career-high), Bianca Vanessa played her last match on the 4th of October when she had to bow to Naomi Osaka 5-7 6-3 6-4 in the quarter in Beijing.
This year the Canadian has a 46-5 win-loss record. Bianca Vanessa conquered 4 titles in 2019 in the Newport Beach, in Indian Wells, in Toronto and at the U.S. Open. Andreescu was the finalist in Auckland.
Naomi Osaka’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.3, Naomi played her last match on the 6th of October when she defeated Ashleigh Barty 3-6 6-3 6-2 in the final in Beijing to win her 4th career title.
This year Naomi has a 39-11 win-loss record. Osaka conquered 3 titles in 2019 at the Australian Open, in Osaka and in Beijing.
Bianca Vanessa Andreescu and Naomi Osaka played each other 1 time. The head to head is 1-0 for Osaka.
The last time that they competed against each other, Naomi Osaka won 5-7 6-3 6-4 in the quarter in Beijing in 04th October 2019.
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Bianca Vanessa Andreescu and Genie Bouchard
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