- Bianca Andreescu defeated Serena Williams on Saturday to win her first Grand Slam
- Andreescu becomes the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title
- After winning the US Open, Andreescu is now ranked No. 5 in the world
Bianca Andreescu made history Saturday afternoon, when she defeated Serena Williams in straight sets to capture her first Grand Slam. While winning her first Grand Slam, she also becomes the first Canadian to do so.
Since her win, her 2020 Australian Open odds, have shortened dramatically. In March, her odds were 50-1, and now they are 7-1.
2020 Australian Open Women’s Singles Odds
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*Odds taken 09/10/19
Canada’s Golden Girl
The 19-year old Canadian from Mississauga has become a national treasure in just under a year. Andreescu capped off her season with a huge win at home at the Rogers Cup in August, when Serena Williams retired in the final match due to back spasms. But it was less than a month later where the two met in the finals of the US Open that solidified Andreescu in the tennis world.
Andreescu beat Williams in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5, in what was maybe the match of the year.
“Playing against Serena in the final, I’ve been dreaming about this moment for a pretty long time. This is honestly crazy.” – Bianca Andreescu
Can Her Success Continue?
Exactly a year ago today, on September 10, 2018, Andreescu was ranked 210th in the world, and wasn’t on anyone’s radar. She was a nobody in the sport. Fast forward a year, and she is ranked No.5, and is the US Open Champion.
Pure bliss ?
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 7, 2019
But the question that will come as the new year rolls around is, can Bianca Andreescu continue the success that she has had? Her odds to win the 2020 Australian open are +700, just after former No. 1’s Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka. She jumped a entire ten spots in the rankings, going from No. 15 before the US Open started to No. 5 as of yesterday, a career best for the teenager.
Can She Win Another Grand Slam?
The Australian Open is still a few months away, in January 2020, but the way Bianca closed out her final match, and the way she has been playing, it’s become quite apparent that this Canadian is here to stay. There’s something very similar in her game and her emotions when she plays to many of the great tennis players that have come before her.
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) September 7, 2019
Serena still has the best odds to take home the Australian Open trophy, but if you’re living in the tennis world right now, Serena isn’t the news. Sure, she’s Serena Williams and if she’s healthy and playing well, she’s going to do well.
She’s made the finals of every Grand Slam in 2019, and she’s still hungry for the record tying Grand Slam singles win. But right now, the Australian Open is just so far away, it’s hard to make a call. While too early to make a call, watching how Andreescu competes at the WTA Finals in China could be a good indicator of whether she’ll be able to keep up this level of play come tournament time in Melbourne.