Mississauga Native, Bianca Andreescu Qualifies for WTA Finals

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More good news for Canadian sports, as national darling Bianca Andreescu has officially qualified for the WTA Finals, a tournament held every year for the top-ranked women’s tennis players.

The Mississauga native took the tennis world by storm this year, winning several major tournaments including the Canadian Open—the first time a Canadian has done it since Fay Urban won it 50 years ago in 1969; as well as the U.S. Open when she defeated tennis royalty and living legend Serena Williams in straight sets.

She became the first Canadian to ever win a Grand Slam singles title this season—when a player wins the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open—as well as the first-ever Grand Slam winner born in the 2000’s; she’s still just 19 years old.

It feels great to qualify for the WTA finals,” she said in a recent interview. “It’s been my goal for the last couple of months, so being able to achieve it feels really good.”

She added: “I feel very grateful and humbled to be able to go there and compete against top athletes in the sport.”

Despite the success she’s had so far this season, Andreescu is hungry to continue to show that she belongs among the best players in the world.

I’m really looking forward to it,” she said.

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