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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…

Serena Williams vs. Bianca Andreescu: An Intergenerational Duel at the U.S. Open

[Live updates from the U.S. Open women’s final match, where Serena Williams is facing Bianca Andreescu] Serena Williams was 17 when she won her first Grand Slam singles title in 1999 at the United States Open. On Saturday, in the same stadium, she will try to prevent another fast-rising teenager — 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu —…

In Bianca Andreescu’s Box, a Four-Legged Fan Is the Star

Although the teenage phenom Coco Gauff was eliminated from the United States Open, an entirely different Coco endures: a furry, 7-pound brown dog belonging to Bianca Andreescu. Andreescu’s mother and father, Maria and Nicu, have been bringing the poodle into Arthur Ashe Stadium to watch Bianca’s matches (she plays Serena Williams in the final on…