It was actually Toronto she won, which is actually more impressive given that it’s her home town (she lives like 20 minutes away from Aviva Centre) and all the pressure, press, etc she had to contend with that week...I think it is unbelievable that she started the year as a complete outsider and barely lost a match all season. She obviously didn't play much but that makes it even more astonishing to come back and win Cincinnati the way she did.
Sometime ago either in the 1970s or in the 1980s I recall legendary tennis great Rod Laver was on a tennis promotional tour in Canada. A Canadian reporter asked what advice did he have for an up and coming Canadian tennis player. His answer was: “Get out of Canada”. I presume his remark were directed at inadequate tennis training facilities available in Canada at that time, and was suggesting tennis players were better off going to the US to train and get superior coaching. I gather with Bianca’s rise and the support she has had in coaching in Canada, Laver’s advice no longer is valid.I think there are dozens of women outside of the Top100, who like Bianca just need some little things to click or their body staying healthy, to have an impressive rise in the rankings. But most of the time it does not happen because most of them are not well surrounded nor well supported by their Federation. Bianca was lucky that Tennis Canada could do everything in their power to help her, providing her with a great team. If Canada had too many good players to deal with, she could have been left struggling with injuries and poor funding like Abanda.
Newcomer is locked for her. She can even win POTY if she grabs USO title. She has some massive titles in her pocket right now and it weighed more than some top players' such as Osaka or Halep. If she ends up being a slam winner this year, only Barty can challenge her.Best Newcomer of the Year and Most Improved Player at WTA Awards this year will be very interesting. Many young players stepping up this year.
Do you have Cori ''Call me Coco'' Gauff in your mind? h:Bianca is the real deal. She reminds me so much of Clijsters. Firepower and finesse. Very versatile game and likable personality, and thank God she's not being overhyped unlike others who only have beat journey women and now are treated absurdly as if the were the second coming of Jesus Christ.
TLDR... too busy hyping Bianca, and her mom's wig.Here is an interesting Quote from Bianca's Coach Sylvain Bruneau:
Bruneau, a calming presence in the player’s box, understands the dangers better now after being part of Eugenie Bouchard’s support team in 2014, when she broke new ground for Canada at age 20 by reaching the final at Wimbledon and hitting No. 5 in the rankings. She is now outside the top 100.
“We just need to be calm about it, and not get too excited,” Bruneau said. “And believe me, it’s exciting, but at some point you need to take a step back and say, ‘Listen, this is something we would like to see keep happening for a few years, so we need to just be very poised, keep our heads down and keep doing what she needs to do.’”
I agree with Bruneau. Having this huge success this early will be a double-edged sword going forward and I don't want her to suffer the same fate Genie Bouchard did.
This is directed to all Canadian Posters her on TF: Please take it easy and do not get too excited. The girl is just 19.
Yep I'm meaning the kid Coco, and Venus I wouldn't call her a journey woman but she's not at the same level she used to be before.Do you have Cori ''Call me Coco'' Gauff in your mind? <img src="http://www.tennisforum.com/images/smilies/oh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="oh" class="inlineimg" />Bianca is the real deal. She reminds me so much of Clijsters. Firepower and finesse. Very versatile game and likable personality, and thank God she's not being overhyped unlike others who only have beat journey women and now are treated absurdly as if the were the second coming of Jesus Christ.
But it also implies that Venus is a journeywoman ... well she kinda is this year.
If Serena and Andreescu both make the final, Serena will have a tough time beating her. She's fearless, plays smart tennis, can pounce on the ball, and throw junk at you. I'm afraid it'd be another easy straight set loss for Serena if Serena starts out slow again. Andreescu is the youngster with the most potential right now. Her game is exciting unlike Barty or Pliskobot.