Tags: Andreescu, Bianca

A New Generation of Rulers in Women’s Tennis

It was once again Serena Williams’s decade, but the last year of the 2010s was not her year, though she made her presence and power felt by reaching two Grand Slam finals. In 2019, the biggest moments and most prestigious trophies belonged to players much younger than Williams, who turned 38 in September. The emergence…

Osaka vs. Andreescu: Tennis Rivalry in the Making?

Women’s tennis has so much going for it: new stars from different continents, week-to-week suspense, and grande dame Serena Williams’s ongoing quest for a 24th major singles title. What the women’s game lacks is the same element it has lacked for far too many years: a transcendent, long-running rivalry. That is why Friday’s quarterfinal at…

Bianca Andreescu’s 2019: From No. 152 to U.S. Open Champion

After Bianca Andreescu won her United States Open semifinal on Thursday night, Pam Shriver of ESPN told her in a postmatch interview that a year ago, “I don’t think I’d heard of you.” By Saturday night, Andreescu, 19-year-old Canadian, was a Grand Slam champion after she defeated Serena Williams, 6-3, 7-5, in the final. Though…