Bianca Andreescu awarded Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s athlete of the year for 2019
Bianca Andreescu was awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s athlete of the year, capping a 12 months in which the adolescent became the nation’s first tennis Grand Slam singles winner with her US Open triumph.
An unknown quantity to many in Canada a year ago , andreescu, reached a career-high fourth and was a unanimous pick following a year in.
“Wow, I’m so thankful for this particular award. I was not anticipating it and also to be the first tennis player to triumph is even more surreal,” that the 19-year-old Andreescu stated.
“Not one of my success this year would have been possible without the support from all Canada.”
Andreescu, who completed this season free of 5e although who at the conclusion of 2018 was ranked 178th, began to gain attention when she beat world No Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams on her way to the Auckland.
In March, as a wildcard, she won the Indian Wells title but a shoulder injury forced her to retire in a last-16 match in the event in Miami and caused her to miss the majority of the clay and grasscourt seasons.
Andreescu, the girl of immigrants into Canada, subsequently won her hometown tournament prior to going on to make history in New York in which Williams was denied by her from earning a 24th Grand Slam singles title.
The Canadian lost just four games throughout the summer, which she ended with a 48-7 record such as trauma retirements.
The other finalists for the award, which will be named after a former Toronto Star sports editor, which had been golfer Brooke Henderson, sprinter Andre De Grasse, NHL goalie Jordan Binnington and MLB pitcher Mike Soroka.
“Canadian sports conquered it this year so that there are many other athletes who deserve a piece of the award too – we inspire each other to function improved,” explained Andreescu.
“I can not wait for that which 2020 will bring and am always pleased to represent Canada in the maximum degree.”
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