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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Apr 8th, 2019, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Is Bianca Andreescu one of us?

https://www.thestar.com/sports/tenni...andreescu.html

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“We feel proud because she’s one of the Romanian people,” Comaneci said. “Look at the collection of Romanian fans she has, and how she had spoken to her Romanian people in the Romanian language. What does that tell you?”
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The Romanian background and surname were enough for tennis fans in the motherland to follow her journey. But it was what she said after winning her first championship that won the hearts of the country, Comaneci included.

“Thank you, guys, for being with me. I love you.”

It was the moment that reinforced what they knew all along: she’s one of us.

“I was so happy she did that,” Comaneci said, referring to Andreescu’s heartfelt message to Romanians after her victory. “I didn’t know how much Romanian she speaks with her family, but to go back to your roots, you have no idea how much the Romanian people appreciated that.”
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“We the Romanians support everyone that has a Romanian name, even if they represent other countries,” said Luminita Paul, a journalist at Romania’s daily sports newspaper, the Gazeta Sporturilor, who has been covering tennis for 26 years. “We need heroes. We need personalities. We need athletes to look up to, and we don’t have many at this moment.”

Of course we all know she's Canadian and plays for Canada, but I've read people in Romania saying she has nothing Romanian in her and we should even be neutral when she plays against non-Romanian players (in other words, we shouldn't support her). For me that's an idiotic way of thinking. How can you treat as a simple foreigner someone who has Romanian roots and even speaks the language?

From a nationalist point of view, Andreescu is 100% Romanian. The fact she was born in another country or represents another country doesn't change that. She's ethnically and genetically Romanian.
But I find interesting how do most of Romanians react to the success of this 'foreign' girl. What do you think?



PS: I like to see her winning whenever she doesn't face a Romanian player.
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Re: Is Bianca Andreescu one of us?

I wouldn't say she's one of us, well I guess she kinda is but not from a tennis point of view. What I mean is that she has that big apparatus of Tennis Canada behind her ever since she was like 10, so she had a pretty straight path to success, while we all know how hard it is for players from Romania to break through.

I've been rooting for her for a long time and I still root for her any time she doesn't face a romanian player. I'm actually surprised about this thread since I've never heard anyone say anything negative about her or that we shouldn't support her. From what I saw people in Romania are pretty excited and supportive towards her. I still remember what a big ovation she received at Fed Cup in Cluj: https://www.facebook.com/FedCup/vide...9852925390248/
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Re: Is Bianca Andreescu one of us?

She's Romanian Canadian, pretty simple. We can be proud of her accomplishments and are free to root for her.

Rejecting a Romanian who grew up elsewhere is the most idiotic thing, and this country suffered enough from it already (think 1990 when many refused to vote Rațiu, only because he wasn't here during the worst communist years... he didn't eat "salam cu soia" like all those workers & miners were saying, manipulated by the FSN leaders who launched that slogan... while that would have been the one President who could have led Romanian on the right path at the time).

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Honestly I think she deserves a big thread of her own. Even though Bianca represents Canada I am almost sure she has double citizenship, and even without that, she is both Romanian and Canadian. Both her parents are Romanian, and she speaks Romanian. On Canada part she doesn't have too many posts and no thread of her own.
Huge congratulations for her meteoric rise, for the victory at US open, Toronto, Indian Wells!
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Re: Is Bianca Andreescu one of us?

We can start this also for Kerber ( Germany/Poland) Petkovic ( Germany/Serbia) Woz ( DEN/POL) and and and...

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Romanians do a lot of awesome&awful stuff. Generally at the same time.
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Re: Is Bianca Andreescu one of us?

This is just a forum. Threads don't do any harm, as long as we are civilized. All Canadians and Romanians love Bianca. We should not quarrel where does she belong. She is Canadian and also Romanian, and she represents Canada. But as Romania loves Bianca she should have her own thread on the Romanian forum. If Polish people want a thread for Kerber or Wozniaky, do it!
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IMO her mom should make her skip the Asian swing and send her to her grandparents in rural Romania for like two months so she keeps her feet on the ground and doesn't forget where she's from. I mean Bouchard proved that canadians can't handle fame at that age so hopefully Bianca's romanian genes will make sure she doesn't become just a instagram model two years from now
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Yes. She's human. Homo sapiens.
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