Bianca Andreescu is more and more a personality in Canada. The US Open champion attracted a huge crowd for giving light to the iconic 33-meter tree in Toronto at the Eaton Centre.
Talking to the CBC, Bianca commented:
“I remember actually coming last year to watch this being lit up. Now being able to do it is really incredible. Now I’m back home, and I’m just really hoping I can celebrate Christmas at home, have a white Christmas, hopefully.
It’s been truly a blessing. I really don’t know the impact I’m making. I am just beyond grateful. I’m really happy to kick off the holiday season here.”
Here's the moment hometown tennis champion Bianca Andreescu helped usher in the holiday season by lighting the Toronto Eaton Centre's iconic Christmas tree. Read more: https://t.co/sc2AbHOcS2 pic.twitter.com/PZ49qS4Dc2
— CBC Toronto (@CBCToronto) November 15, 2019
Not an easy season
Bianca admitted that she was elated with her great season after she won Indian Wells, the Rogers Cup, and the US Open. However, she also revealed that it wasn’t an easy year to say:
“It wasn’t all butterflies and rainbows. I’ve been injured quite a lot. I’m dealing with an injury right now, but I really learned to persevere as much as you can because this is what I love to do.
All I can say is that I am really grateful for what has happened in my life and I really can’t ask for more.”
Bianca has just ended a nice trip to Europe where she managed to visit Paris, Milan, and London also to enjoy a moment at the Swiss Alps.
She will get back to work as soon as possible after her break.
— CBC Toronto (@CBCToronto) November 14, 2019
Bianca Vanessa Andreescu’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.5, Andreescu played her last match on the 30th of October when she retired against Karolina Pliskova in Shenzhen.
This year the Canadian has a 46-7 win-loss record. Andreescu clinched 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.