No Canadian woman has ever been ranked as high as Bianca Andreescu is right now.
The 19-year-old US Open champ moved up the world rankings by one spot on Monday, to No. 4 in the world.
It sets a new Canadian record, as the previous high mark of No. 5 was shared by Andreescu and Genie Bouchard (2014). Milos Raonic holds the Canadian men’s record when he reached No. 3 in the world in 2016.
Andreescu moved up the rankings without playing a match, as Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina dropped four spots after losing in the second round in Moscow last week.
Australia’s Ashleigh Barty retained her No. 1 spot, followed by Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic), and Naomi Osaka (Japan).
Andreescu has had a remarkable season, not only winning the US Open, but capturing prestigious tournaments in Indian Wells and Toronto as well.
One year ago, Andreescu was ranked 243rd in the world. Today, she’s the youngest player ranked inside the top 10 by three years, and is the only teenager ranked inside the top 20.
Andreescu has earned $6.2 million USD in prize money this season, not to mention the millions more she’s set to make in endorsements.
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