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Bianca Andreescu, first Canadian in 50 years to make it to final of Rogers Cup

Bianca Andreescu, The Canadian teenager has managed to be the first Canadian female tennis player to have made it to the finals of the Rogers Cup for the first time in 50 years. She was able to move into the finals after defeating Sofia Kenin by 6-4 and 7-6 on Saturday.

The 19 years old Canadian star will now face off Serena Williams in the final on Sunday.




Williams said, “The crowd will obviously be cheering for her but it is not about this. It is about going out on the field and playing the great tennis you can. I had a tough crowd many times in my long career and I hope that I will also be used to it this time.”

The last Canadians to make it to the finals of women’s singles were Vicki Berner and Faye urban who played each other in the final of 1969 which Urban won. That final was played on clay and was named as Canadian Open.

Bianca Andreescu said, “There is surely going to be some pressure but I still have nothing to lose. We are going to see how things turn out. I am just going to try my best and be in the moment.”

As for Williams, she defeated her Czech seminal opponent named Marie Bouzkova by 1-6, 6-3 and 6-3.

37 years old Williams is world rank no. 10 and the 8th seeded player of the tournament. She is playing her first tournament since losing in the final of Wimbledon this season. She as previously won the Rogers Cup back in 2001, 2011 and 2013.

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