Bianca Andreescu, Professional Tennis Player
Mississauga native Bianca Andreescu discovered her love for tennis at age seven when her family briefly moved to Romania. When she returned to Canada she decided to pursue the sport more seriously. Could she envision the success she would have today? At her peak, Bianca has ranked number four in the world, and is the highest-ranked Canadian in the history of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings. She is the reigning champion at the US Open and the Canadian Open, having defeated Serena Williams to win both titles in 2019. The accomplishment made her the first Canadian tennis player to win a Grand Slam singles title, and the first to win the Canadian Open in 50 years.