Bianca Andreescu rises to No. 14, eyes No. 1 ranking

Ruben Hill
August 13, 2019

Williams, who received some TLC from Andreescu after withdrawing with injury from Sunday's final, was impressed with the 19-year-old Canadian's class in that shared moment on the bench, calling her a "great sportswoman" and an "old soul".

It had been an emotionally draining match, despite it only lasting 20 minutes before Serena Williams retired with a back injury. Her back flared up while playing in the semifinals against Marie Bouskova.

Williams was hoping that the back spasms would subside and allow her to play the match. "She's a champion and she's an inspiration on and off the court".

In men's singles, Nadal defended his title with an easy win over Daniil Medvedev of Russian Federation in the summit clash on Sunday.

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu, who won a WTA Toronto title on Sunday, withdrew from next week's Cincinnati Masters. Back in the 1960s there were no pro tournaments, only amateur matches. She then wound up missing nine weeks to rehab an injured shoulder. I think it's really important to work your mind just as hard as you work physically. "I know now that I need to schedule my tournaments a little better".

Bianca Andreescu (Canada) kisses the winners trophy after defeating Serena Williams (USA) during the women's final of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Aviva Centre.

Her world ranking will rise from 27th to 14th on Monday. It's going to take time, and I haven't been practising lots of singles until recently. The 19-year-old's next test will come at the U.S. Open later this month. "I felt like I wanted to be fair for me to maybe try and get a couple of matches in before making a decision like that". "This is just a minor setback for a major comeback". Williams told the Toronto crowd, according to ESPN.

She says, "I've watched you your whole career, you're a f***ing beast with injuries", adding that she's been through several herself, and knows a bad break when she sees one.

"I'm sorry I couldn't do it today", Williams said after the match. "I got her to crack a smile, so that made me feel really good".

The moment occurred just moments after Andreescu was declared the victor of the tournament.

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