Denis Shapovalov Is Finding Form At The Right Time

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I’ll be one of the first to admit that I saw this as being a tough tournament for Denis Shapovalov. The young Canadian struggled to find any sort of form in the build up to the US Open, failing to secure a win since his heart-breaking semifinal loss to Djokovic at Wimbledon. This bad patch […] READ MORE


US Open Day 4 – Women’s Match Of The Day

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The seeds in the women’s draw are fairing slightly better so far this year than the men’s are. Only five have been eliminated at the time of writing but that could easily change after Thursday’s action. Several of the top seeds face tough opposition in their next matches. That  includes the likes of Karolina Pliskova […] READ MORE


Denis Shapovalov: This Week’s Player To Watch (April 21-27)

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Every week, LastWordOnTennis will highlight a player to keep an eye on as tournaments are played around the world. This week’s selection is Denis Shapovalov. There is no respite for the men of the ATP Tour. As the Monte Carlo Masters finishes, the Barcelona Open, an ATP 500-level event, begins and the draw is packed […] READ MORE



2021 WTA Tour Players to Watch – Bianca Andreescu

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It might seem strange to include Bianca Andreescu in our 2021 WTA Tour Players to Watch series. After all, she took the tennis world by storm in 2019 culminating her first grand Slam at the US Open. However, she hasn’t been seen since pulling out of the WTA tour finals that year with a knee […] READ MORE


Vasek Pospisil Back To His Best

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In this golden era for Canadian tennis, it is altogether too easy to overlook Vasek Pospisil. Compared with Bianca Andreescu, Denis Shapovalov and Felix Auger-Aliassime, who have achieved so much already and of whom so much is expected, and his contemporary Milos Raonic, Pospisil’s star seems relatively dim. His legacy seems on track to be […] READ MORE


Carol Zhao: In Search of Better Days Ahead

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Back in the summer of 2018, Bianca Andreescu was not yet a household name in Canada; and Carol Zhao was the country’s No. 1 ranked female player. But a lot can change in less than two years. Since then, we’ve seen the rise of a new and bona fide superstar in Andreescu, who shocked the […] READ MORE


Andreescu Becomes First Tennis Player to Win Lou Marsh Trophy

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A panel of reputable journalists awards the Lou Marsh Trophy to the top amateur or professional athletes in Canada. The trophy was named after Lou Marsh, a former athlete and Canadian referee who died in 1936. Bianca Andreescu is an amateur Canadian tennis player who recently won the Lou Marsh Trophy. Tennis fans can wager […] READ MORE


Bianca Andreescu Joins the Toronto Raptors as a Canadian Champion

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Bianca Andreescu and the Toronto Raptors are forever intertwined. In June, the Raptors exploded into the Canadian consciousness by defeating the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals to bring the Championship north of the border for the first time. Three months later, there is another champion of the North. And that is 19-year-old sensation […] READ MORE


Bianca Andreescu Wins First Career Grand Slam at US Open

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Canada’s Bianca Andreescu continued her summer of victories by winning her first career Grand Slam title at the 2019 US Open. The teenage Canadian star upset the legendary Serena Williams in straight sets 6-3 7-5. Andreescu was confident on serve and broke Williams, who struggled with her own serve, a number of times. Despite Serena’s […] READ MORE