VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Canadian tennis sensation Bianca Andreescu could make history this weekend when she takes on Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final — it’s the first time a Canadian has made it this far.
Fellow Canadian tennis star Vasek Pospisil stopped by NEWS 1130 and he thinks Andreescu has a pretty good shot.
“I’m very impressed by her. She can do everything. She moves well. She’s got a great forehand and she’s playing smart — I think that’s one of the biggest standouts for me watching her play, is that she’s really using the whole court, her shot selection is good, and she’s breaking down her opponents, so I think she has a full package, for sure.”
Got the amazing opportunity to chat w/@VasekPospisil about @Bandreescu_ ‘s amazing run and what’s next for him. Thanks to Vasek for stopping by the @NEWS1130 studios! Hear him on the air throughout the day. And in case you’re wondering he’s about 6’4″ and I’m not. pic.twitter.com/76FLO00iPz
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Pospisil is even going as far as making a prediction for the big match. “I really want [Andreescu] to win but I actually haven’t seen Serena play, I’ve just been seeing her scores and some highlights and it looks like she’s really locked in and she’s the GOAT [greatest of all time] and she has so much power. If I had to make a prediction, I’d say Serena this time but I really hope that it’s Bianca.”
Should the 19-year-old win, Posipisil feels it would be huge for the the sport. “Everyone is so into it. It’s really, really cool to see. The whole tennis world is buzzing about her but especially Canada and it would be amazing for the sport if she could pull that one off tomorrow.”
This isn’t the first time Andreescu and Williams are facing each other. Last month, Williams was forced to retire with an injury at the Rogers Cup which was won by her opponent.
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On Thursday, Andreescu, who is from Thornhill, Ont., put on a gutsy performance with a 7-6 (3), 7-5 win over Belinda Bencic to earn her title in the U.S. Open final — her first Grand Slam final.
Pospisil himself is on the mend after surgery and is heading to China for some matches in the next few weeks.