BEIJING (660 NEWS) — After winning the U.S. Open earlier this month, Canada’s Bianca Andreescu is ready for action again.
The 19-year-old is in Beijing for the China Open. A solid run will help her qualify for the WTA Finals, where only the top eight seeds are invited to play.
“Here she is, Bianca Andreescu, you could argue she’s been the best women’s player all season long when she’s played,” Sportsnet’s Ben Lewis explained. “It’s unbelievable to think of where she would’ve started this year rankings-wise. It seemed completely out of the realm of possibility that she could’ve possibly been a player on anybody’s radar to be competing at the end of year finals.”
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She’s currently ranked fifth in the world — a career-high.
Andreescu is looking to cap off an incredible 2019 that has already seen her win her first Grand Slam, as well as the Rogers Cup and Indian Wells, both WTA Premier tournaments.
Lewis hosts a podcast called Match Point Canada.
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