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Defending champion Bianca Andreescu pulls out of U.S. Open

Defending champion Bianca Andreescu says she will not return to New York this year to defend her title at the U.S. Open because the COVID-19 pandemic has compromised her ability to prepare for the tournament. The 20-year-old Canadian made the »

Sports

Canadian tennis athletes express support and concern over the U.S. Open

Biance Andreescu, the Canadian tennis star, plans to make the most of the opportunity to get back on the tennis court in response to the United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) decision to hold the U.S. Open in spite of concerns »

International, Society

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 »

International, Society

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 »

International, Society

Vasek Pospisil delivers a lesson in character at the U.S. Open

Saw an old friend of mine on television yesterday. Name’s Vasek Pospisil, 29 years old, currently the No.187-ranked tennis player in the world. Never met the man. Do I know him? Sure do, and a whole lot better now. Yesterday »

International, Society

Bianca heads to the Big Apple, heart on sleeve, racket in hand

It is now time for the next chapter of “How I Enjoyed My Fabulous Summer” by Bianca Andreescu, the force of nature who hit the international tennis scene this spring in a place called Indian Wells, California, disappeared for a »

International, Society

No Canadians left as U.S. Open enters second and final week

So much for the contingent of Canadian tennis players at the 2018 U.S. Open, the final grand slam event of the tennis season. When the tournament began a week ago today, five men and one woman were in the main »

Arts & Entertainment, International, Society

Shapovalov adds to his magical year, winning the Conacher Award

Denis Shapovalov, the hot-shot kid with the flowing locks and the gorgeous strokes, has been named by Canadian Press as Canada’s male athlete of the year, winner of the Lionel Conacher Award. Shapovalov collected 31 per cent of the votes »

International, Society

After Wimbledon, Milos Raonic seeking another title shot in New York

The fourth and final Grand Slam of the international men and women’s professional tennis circuits, the U.S. Open, is underway in New York. There’s talk that Daniel Nestor (left) and Vasek Pospisil have a legitimate shot at the men’s doubles »

International, Society

U.S. Open: Nestor is likely lone Canadian contender

The final grand slam even of the tennis season, the U.S. Open, begins Monday in New York. Given recent form, the only Canadian with anything resembling a title shot is Daniel Nestor. Eugenie Bouchard on Thursday said she was working »