Bianca Andreescu Wins Rogers Cup, Comforts A Hobbled Serena Williams

Photo: Vaughn Ridley (Getty)So long as she’s able to play—and even if she’s half-mummified in physio tape—Bianca Andreescu doesn’t lose. The 19-year-old Canadian won the Rogers Cup on Sunday in front of the home crowd, continuing a season as woozy as it is dominant.Andreescu started the year wading through qualifying rounds in Australia. Now her…

Bianca Andreescu Wins Rogers Cup, Comforts A Hobbled Serena Williams

Photo: Vaughn Ridley (Getty)So long as she’s able to play—and even if she’s half-mummified in physio tape—Bianca Andreescu doesn’t lose. The 19-year-old Canadian won the Rogers Cup on Sunday in front of the home crowd, continuing a season as woozy as it is dominant.Andreescu started the year wading through qualifying rounds in Australia. Now her 2019 season contains the following: four months of injury layoff, two of the biggest titles on the tour, a “biggest drama queen ever” title courtesy of a salty multiple-major champ, a walkover and second-set retirement, and a 7-0 record against top-10 players.Success has come in sporadic bursts for this inventive, powerful player whose main obstacle is her own health. Angelique Kerber might find Andreescu’s frequent medical timeouts to be irritating gamesmanship, but she can’t argue with the scoreboard: a 36-4 record in 2019, and the No. 14 ranking in the world.Andreescu blazed through the early season to win Indian Wells, then lasted four matches the following week in Miami before she retired with a right shoulder injury. After two months of recovery, she returned to play the French Open, only to withdraw b
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