Bianca Andreescu fought off the power of 15th seed Beatriz Haddad Maia to earn a 6-2, 6-4 victory on Wednesday night. Check out full news here

Bianca Andreescu : Haddad Maia | Apologies | Nike

Bianca Vanessa Andreescu is a Canadian professional tennis player. She has a career-high ranking of No. 4 in the world, and is the highest-ranked Canadian in the history of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).

Bianca Andreescu : Haddad Maia | Apologies | Nike

Born June 16, 2000 (age 22)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Turned pro 2017
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Coach Sven Groeneveld (2021–current)

Andreescu was the champion at the US Open and the Canadian Open in 2019, having defeated Serena Williams to win both titles.

She is the first Canadian tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title, and the first to win the Canadian Open in 50 years.

She was the first player to win a Grand Slam singles title as a teenager since Maria Sharapova in 2006.

Haddad Maia 

2019 champion Bianca Andreescu advanced to the third round of the US Open after defeating No.15 seed Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-2, 6-4 to close out Day 3.

Unseeded and ranked No.48, the 22-year-old Canadian put in a vintage performance to set up an exciting third-round clash with France’s Caroline Garcia.

Bianca Andreescu : Haddad Maia | Apologies | Nike

Coming off an up-and-down three-set win over Harmony Tan in the first round, Andreescu played a physical and disciplined match to defeat the surging Brazilian.

Haddad Maia has been in fantastic form during the summer, winning back-to-back titles in Nottingham and Birmingham and making the biggest final of her career in Toronto.

She earned her first main-draw win at the US Open in the first round with a dominating 6-0, 6-0 win over Ana Konjuh. 

Bianca Andreescu apologies 

Tennis star Bianca Andreescu has been forced to apologise after spraying her sponsor Nike for their design of an outfit she sported diring the first round of the US Open.

The Canadian stormed through to the second round with a victory over Harmony Tan, however, only caught momentum after requesting an outfit change.

Bianca Andreescu : Haddad Maia | Apologies | Nike

Andreescu had arrived at the match-up wearing a navy blue Nike dress but was seen struggling with the heavy wind blowing her outfit and subsequently messing with her forehand shots.

She approached the chair umpire to ask to change her outfit, while pleading with him to not dock her a bathroom break, to which he agreed.

Andreescu said: “It’s not my fault, it’s Nike’s fault. This dress is so bad.

“I need to go, this is bad.”

The former world number four returned to the court wearing shorts and a white top before going on to soundly defeat her opponent.

Bianca Andreescu nike

Bianca Andreescu walked back comments about the integrity of her dress on court after a 6-0, 3-6, 6-1 win over Harmony Tan, apologizing to sponsor Nike after requesting an emergency change break to address some discomfort with her attire.

“It was just bothering me on some forehands,” she explained after the match. “I just felt like it was kind of coming up a bit. Obviously, the wind didn’t help.”

Bianca Andreescu : Haddad Maia | Apologies | Nike

The 2019 US Open champion, unseeded at this year’s event, was heard asking if her departure from court following the match’s warm-up would count as an official change break, saying, “It’s not my fault, it’s Nike’s fault. This dress is so bad.”

“I was trying to convince him to not take away that washroom break, because I know we only get two,” she later clarified. “He was very nice to say it was totally okay. I could have definitely used a different choice of wording. So, I apologize to anyone I disrespected. I love Nike and I hope I can be with them for the rest of my life.”

Andreescu, who wore Nike when she captured her maiden major title over Serena Williams in New York, emerged in separates and competed the ensuing match without further sartorial issue, booking a second-round clash with No. 15 seed and National Bank Open runner-up Beatriz Haddad Maia.

By Rishabh

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