09 Mar 2017

Spotlight On... Bianca Andreescu - February 2017


By Nick Fishpool

Photo: Jaime LópezBianca Andreescu (CAN)

February 2017


Bianca Andreescu
(16 June 2000)

Played: 2 tournaments (1 singles title)

Won: 15 Sets              Lost: 2 Sets
Won: 99 Games                Lost: 53 Games

Also competed in Fed Cup (6 rubbers)


February was quite a memorable month for this Canadian teenager. She kicked off the month by making her debut for her nation in the Fed Cup, won her first singles title of the year and reached a new career high in the WTA singles rankings.

On court action for the 16-year-old began, this month, in Mexico where Canada were competing in the Fed Cup. Over a five day period, Andreescu competed in ties against Venezuela, Bolivia, Paraguay and Chile.

Andreescu’s Fed Cup debut saw her run out an impressive 64 60 winner in the second singles rubber to draw her nation level at 1-1 with opponents Venezuela before taking to the court in the doubles event and wrapping up a 2-1 win for Canada.

In all, Andreescu won six out of six rubbers to help Canada win promotion to the World Group II play-offs in late April.

Andreescu followed up her Fed Cup exploits by seeing out the month in two $25,000 tournaments in the United States. First up was a run to the quarterfinals in Arizona where she lost a three-setter to the number two seed.

The month was closed out in California where she claimed her second career ITF Pro Circuit singles title, and first of 2017, with a 64 61 defeat of the top seed and reigning junior US Open champion, Kayla Day.

The final ranking release of the month by the WTA showed Andreescu had climbed to a new career high of 277 in the singles rankings charts.