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Andreescu wins Canadian female athlete of the year honours

To absolutely no one’s surprise, Bianca Andreescu was named the winner today of the Bobbie Rosenfeld Award as Canadian Press’s female athlete of the year. Earlier this month, she was named the winner of the Lou Marsh Trophy, as Canada’s »

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Andreescu is unanimous Lou Marsh Trophy winner

She began the year in the Women’s Tennis Association boonies–ranked No. 151 in the world. She’s finishing it as the Canadian athlete of the year. On Monday, 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu, won the most prestigious individual trophy awarded in Canada: the »

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Bianca Andreescu: what happens now?

So what now for Bianca Andreescu, the force of nature who over the weekend defeated Serena Williams, the woman most believe to be the greatest female player tennis player of all time, to win the U.S. Open in New York? »

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Is Bianca bound for glory in New York? We’ll know on Saturday

The kid did it. Bianca Andreescu, 19-years-old, from Mississauga, Ontario, is in the finals at the U.S. Open. A year ago she couldn’t even make it out of the qualifying. On Saturday afternoon, she gets to play Serena Williams, 37-years-old, »

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How come fans and athletes don’t mesh like they used to: a primer

A couple of weeks ago, I was more than a bit taken aback by a incident in Indianapolis, Indiana during a National Football League exhibition game. Andrew Luck, the hometown Colts quarterback, his body wounded deeply by multiple injuries, announced »


Shaking off rust, Andreescu shows heart, class and big-time talent in Rogers Cup victory

For the first time in 50 years, a Canadian woman has won Canada’s most important tennis tournament. Her name is Bianca Andreescu, she is 19-years-old, and down the road she may win herself a title shot at international stardom. Right »

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Canadians at Wimbledon: a primer on what to watch for

One of the great pleasures of summer–likely no matter where you might be in the world–is drifting indoors to watch a bit of the premier tennis tournament anywhere. Wimbledon begins on Monday. That means superior athletes dressed in bright white »