Bianca Andreescu: under the radar but not for long!

Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
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Slim pickings for Canadian Fed Cup tie

By Stephanie Myles

World No. 23 Bianca Andreescu [was] expected to lead the charge for the Canadians in an important Fed Cup tie against the Czechs in Prostejov.

But Andreescu is pretty banged up after a career-making trip to Indian Wells and Miami. And she has a big spring clay-court season ahead as a top-25 player. So she can’t make the date.

But … who else will play?

Genie Bouchard’s status is unclear. She hasn’t played since losing in the first round of the Miami Open.

Françoise Abanda is out with a shoulder injury that has troubled her since January.

Rebecca Marino is about to play her fifth consecutive week in Japan. It would be asking a lot to quickly switch to clay in Europe, for her first Fed Cup singles tie since 2011.
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Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
Bianca Andreescu, on the 4th position in the Elo rankings:

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Current Elo ratings for the WTA tour. This list includes only those players who have completed 20 or more tour-level, tour-level qualiyfing, men's challenger, or ITF $50K+ matches in the last 52 weeks.

Unlike the official rankings, Elo ratings give credit for who you play, not the round or tournament in which you play them. You can find more details on tennis Elo ratings here.

A 100-point difference in Elo ratings implies that the favorite has a 64% chance of winning; 200 points implies 76%, 300 points implies 85%, 400 points implies 91%, and 500 points implies 95%. The overall rating ("Elo") doesn't consider surface, and the surface-specific ratings ("Hard" etc.) are based solely on matches played on a single surface.

1. Ashleigh Barty 2140.3
2. Simona Halep 2102.8
3. Karolina Pliskova 2054.3
4. Bianca Andreescu 2053.4
5. Elina Svitolina 2042.8

http://tennisabstract.com/reports/wta_elo_ratings.html
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Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
Bianca Andreescu, on the 4th position in the Elo rankings:

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Current Elo ratings for the WTA tour. This list includes only those players who have completed 20 or more tour-level, tour-level qualiyfing, men's challenger, or ITF $50K+ matches in the last 52 weeks.

Unlike the official rankings, Elo ratings give credit for who you play, not the round or tournament in which you play them. You can find more details on tennis Elo ratings here.

A 100-point difference in Elo ratings implies that the favorite has a 64% chance of winning; 200 points implies 76%, 300 points implies 85%, 400 points implies 91%, and 500 points implies 95%. The overall rating ("Elo") doesn't consider surface, and the surface-specific ratings ("Hard" etc.) are based solely on matches played on a single surface.

1. Ashleigh Barty 2140.3
2. Simona Halep 2102.8
3. Karolina Pliskova 2054.3
4. Bianca Andreescu 2053.4
5. Elina Svitolina 2042.8

http://tennisabstract.com/reports/wta_elo_ratings.html
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From this ranking system, I can tell better the current tour players ability to win over any opponents! Bouchard is #88 while Sara Errani is #72!
 

acintya

Legend
she looks very injury prone. i just dont like players who can barely walk at the end of the match.
i still bet on Naomi
 

Fintft

Legend
Congrats to Bianca for her comback match at Roland Garros! Although she wasn't extremely pleased with her form (some errors, erratic toss etc), I for one liked the way she played, showing her usual qualities:
- Agressive
- Angles/changing the direction of the balls/ painting the lines
- Power
- Finesse (including drop shots)

Keep it up!

Felicitari pt. reintrarea la Roland Garros! Am citit ca nu ai fost f multumita de forma ta, dar mie mi-a placut cum ai jucat, in special caliatile pe care le-ai aratat, din nou!
 

Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
Not good at all: :(

2019 Roland Garros 2ndR
Sofia Kenin - Bianca Andreescu WO

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Andreescu out of French Open with injury

The Canadian Press

PARIS — Canadian Bianca Andreescu's return from a two-month injury absence was a short one.
Andreescu withdrew from the French Open on Wednesday ahead of her second-round match against Sofia Kenin due to a recurring right shoulder injury.

"Tough moment for me but after discussing with my coaches, team and doctors, it was the safest decision to make after the shoulder pain I felt during the match," Andreescu tweeted. "I will now rest and prepare for the upcoming grass court season."

Andreescu did not express concern about her shoulder after completing a 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 first-round win over Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic on Tuesday. The No. 22 seed from Mississauga, Ont., did say she was "a little bit sore" but wasn't surprised given that she was off court for several weeks.

"All the nerves are kicking in again," Andreescu said after her victory. "But I got treatment and I'm feeling really (good), actually, considering. Shoulder, it's really good and I'm really pleased. Just got to keep getting treatment and I'll be good."

It was her first match since she retired from her fourth-round match at the Miami Open on March 25 with a right shoulder injury. At the time, the 18-year-old was coming off her breakthrough title at Indian Wells.

Andreescu was the last remaining Canadian in singles play after Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., dropped a 6-2, 6-2 decision to No. 27 seed Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine on Tuesday.

Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., a No. 20 seed, lost his opening match to Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff on Monday. Canada's Milos Raonic (knee) and Felix Auger-Aliassime (hip abductor) pulled out of the tournament due to injury.

Kenin, a 35th-ranked American, gets a walkover into the third round and will next face either American Serena Williams or Japanese qualifier Karumi Nara. Andreescu also pulled out of the women's doubles competition with partner Fanny Stollar of Hungary.

Andreescu resumed on-court activities in early May after taking time off to let a small subscapularis muscle tear in her rotator cuff heal. She trained in Spain over the last few weeks and had declared herself pain-free ahead of the second Grand Slam of the tennis season.

Andreescu did not play a warm-up tournament ahead of Roland Garros, instead opting for an extra week of training.
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https://www.journaldequebec.com/2019/05/30/bianca-andreescu-pourrait-rater-wimbledon

She could miss Wimbledon. :( It's the same injury. There is is a small tear again. From what Sylvain Bruneau says, it's not as bad, but she has to take 10 to 15 days off now, and then she will slowly be able to hit balls again. She'll miss the two tournaments she had planned to play before Wimbledon.

I can understand wanting to complete the tournament in Indian Wells, but I wondered why she competed in Miami. Looks like she paid a high price for that decision.
 

gogo

Hall of Fame
Not looking good for Bianca actually playing Wimbledon. This rotator cuff injury may be a career-limiting problem. :cry:
 

spystud

G.O.A.T.
Awesome, you really did just post about Serena beating Garbine. Incredible post, we expect nothing less from you.

And since I know you’ll edit, I’ll quote it so everyone sees your knowledge.

If you want to see what should normally happen between them, watch 2015 Wimbledon final.
 
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spystud

G.O.A.T.
doouche? In what language is that a word?

Tough to call someone stupid when you are 1000% wrong.
 
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Mark-Touch

Hall of Fame
What a dream tournie it would be for her if she could out-drama the mother of all drama queens (Serena) in the final! :)
Let the drama begin!
I'd love to see Serena lose to her and call her a 'drama queen' like Kerber did.
That would be so sweet. :)
 

Mr.Lob

Legend
What a dream tournie it would be for her if she could out-drama the mother of all drama queens (Serena) in the final! :)
Let the drama begin!
I'd love to see Serena lose to her and call her a 'drama queen' like Kerber did.
That would be so sweet. :)
Nobody can out-drama the drama mama.
 

Sparlingo

Hall of Fame
Kerber called her a drama Queen after losing to her twice in a week and the moniker stuck. Apparently Bianca is so committed to the cause of injury fakery that she took four months off just to fool everyone into believing she had a serious shoulder injury.
 

Mark-Touch

Hall of Fame
Kerber called her a drama Queen after losing to her twice in a week and the moniker stuck. Apparently Bianca is so committed to the cause of injury fakery that she took four months off just to fool everyone into believing she had a serious shoulder injury.
Let me help you out in understanding me and the others here.
None of us are questioning her legitimate shoulder injury.
Next.

The drama. It is multi-faceted.
The injury timeout to treat her leg could be considered a form of 'drama'.
We just don't know yet. Let's see what she does in the coming months/years.

The drama she displays on court now every match is real.
And quite frankly, the more I see of it the more it is starting to annoy me even, as a fan of hers.

I can now understand what Kerber was talking about.
At the time I thought it might be just sour grapes for her losses, but
now I see it is real and not very pleasant to have to witness.

Yes Andreescu is very emotional, and she makes no attempts to hide this.
But it is her attitude that is not very flattering.
It's like, "Here I am, this is my home, I'm expecting to win, and if I lose a point or things are not going
my way, I will fake smashing my racket on the ground, or into the net to show my displeasure
and everyone in the crowd will know exactly how disgusted I am, or was with my last shot.
I will bend over, take my time to catch my breath and everyone can watch me.
I will enter the court wearing headphones because it makes me look SO cool."

I like her game/talent a lot, but you want to know something?
I can do without all the DRAMA!

Maybe I'm just a picky fan? Maybe others feel the same way?

And BTW, I hope she crushes Serena in the final! :)
 

Sparlingo

Hall of Fame
And I'm just pointing out that when she got the "drama queen" label she did have a real injury, that's all. Her histrionics do bug me a bit too, but I'm a very forgiving person, especially if she beats Serena. I don't think we are that far apart.
 

D-Lite

Professional
Let me help you out in understanding me and the others here.
None of us are questioning her legitimate shoulder injury.
Next.

The drama. It is multi-faceted.
The injury timeout to treat her leg could be considered a form of 'drama'.
We just don't know yet. Let's see what she does in the coming months/years.

The drama she displays on court now every match is real.
And quite frankly, the more I see of it the more it is starting to annoy me even, as a fan of hers.

I can now understand what Kerber was talking about.
At the time I thought it might be just sour grapes for her losses, but
now I see it is real and not very pleasant to have to witness.

Yes Andreescu is very emotional, and she makes no attempts to hide this.
But it is her attitude that is not very flattering.
It's like, "Here I am, this is my home, I'm expecting to win, and if I lose a point or things are not going
my way, I will fake smashing my racket on the ground, or into the net to show my displeasure
and everyone in the crowd will know exactly how disgusted I am, or was with my last shot.
I will bend over, take my time to catch my breath and everyone can watch me.
I will enter the court wearing headphones because it makes me look SO cool."

I like her game/talent a lot, but you want to know something?
I can do without all the DRAMA!

Maybe I'm just a picky fan? Maybe others feel the same way?

And BTW, I hope she crushes Serena in the final! :)
She's a teenager, and as with many of the teens on the ATP they're still very immature in A LOT of ways. Having a spotlight shone on your life at that age wouldn't be pretty for most people. I think you're nit-picking just a tad with the likes of the headphones. Andreescu wouldn't even make my top 10 favourites so I really have no allegiance to her but also she really hasn't riled me up in any way (period).
As for tonight's match, it's a tough one. Would be great to see her win this after her injury layoff, and the crowd would love it. Also want to see Serena win a title after so long.
 

Toyo

Rookie
I wish we could have seen a real match between them - not that the championship is totally without glory for Andreescu, who put in a sensational week of tennis.
The real match was yesterday against Kenin in the semis. Looking forward to seeing a rivalry as those two look to be like the future of the WTA. A great performance by Bianca, a star is born!
 
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