Bianca Andreescu has gone from a tennis nobody at the beginning of the year, to being the hottest prospect in the women’s game – particularly when it comes to a hard court.
The young Canadian won at Newport Beach in January to claim her first WTA singles title, but no one could have predicted that meteoric rise that was to come.
That because Andreescu has since won two of the biggest tournaments on Tour this year.
Her victories at Indian Wells and the Canadian Open have already made it an incredible year for the 19-year-old Ontario native.
But, the question is, can she go one step further at the US Open and write her name into the history books forever tonight?
Although she is playing probably the greatest player in the history of the women’s tennis in the form of Serena Williams, we feel that father time will play a part here.
Serena hasn’t won a tournament since the Australian Open in 2017, which is almost unheard of for the dominant American.
She has had a surprisingly terrible record in finals of late too, losing her last four – including last year’s infamous US Open decider to another young hotshot in Naomi Osaka.
Finally, one of those final losses has come at the hands of, believe it or not, Andreescu. That happened in Toronto just last month when Serena retired after only four games complaining of back spasms.
* All odds correct at time of posting.