‘Street fighter’ Bianca Andreescu backed to get job done in US Open final

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Bianca Andreescu

She will be playing in her first Grand Slam final, but Bianca Andreescu’s coach Sylvain Bruneau is confident his “warrior” will produce the goods against Serena Williams.

The 2019 season has been a breakthrough year for teenager Andreescu as she won her maiden WTA Tour title at the Indian Wells Masters in March and then followed it up with the Canadian Open on home soil in August.

But the year could still get better as she is playing in her maiden major final on Saturday with 23-time Grand Slam winner Williams her opponent at Flushing Meadows.

Bruneau knows it will be a tough assignment, but he is backing his charge to come through the challenge.

“I’d like to say she’s kind of the full package. So if we look from an athletic standpoint, she’s a great athlete. She’s strong. She’s fast. We see the way she covers the court. So she’s got that going,” he said.

“And then you look at her mental aspect. She’s as tough as it gets as a competitor. She’s not scared. She goes for it. The bigger the occasion, the bigger she hits, and she does well. So she’s got that, as well. I’m a big, big fan of her game.”

He added: “It’s as tough of a command as it gets, for sure.

“I think that she has shown this year with her results her resiliency and all that which she can accomplish. For sure, the toughest ask she’s had this year in her young career. But she’s a warrior and she’s a street fighter. She strives to compete.”

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