Bianca Andreescu, US Open Champ #TeachableMoments

In life, I believe we can and should take stock and learn from #TeachableMoments whenever we can. I don’t play tennis but I see lots to learn from 2019 US Open Champ Bianca Andreescu (and her interaction with 23 times grand slams and multiple US Open Champ Serena Williams)!

pix 00 - 2019 US Open Bianca Andreescu vs Serena Williams

pix 00 – 2019 US Open Bianca Andreescu vs Serena Williams

I went to a pub and it was a ton of fun watching Bianca played and won live with other Canadians! But I learned a lot more from her many post-game press conferences, news articles and off the court behaviours (who can forget her Rogers Cup on court moment (see video) with Serena?!) and desire to inspire the next generation of tennis players (especially Canadian female players).

Bianca is so talented and look at what she achieved in just one year! What an epic year! I LOVE quotes, and there have been much online talks of  attribution/misattribution of quotes involve underestimating/overestimating what one can achieve in one year or five/ten years. But another way of looking at it may be to simply give Bianca‘s visualization process (?) as mentioned in the news and her press conference a try. In fact some Twitter user pointed out that Bianca writing herself a cheque for winning the US Open when she was young and her visualization process was not unlike what fellow Canadian Jim Carrey did (see Jim’s video interview with Oprah). (NOTE: One day I may write more about why this is important to me but that can wait for now.)

For the record, I tweeted 20190811 (with video link in tweet and also below),

My eyes were wet when I rewatched Bianca & Serena courtside uncensored talk a few times+their press conf twice each. Best in sport moments transcend technical skills, winning/losing & become #teachablemoment re how to treat other w empathy & respect, try2be better versions of us.

I may still add/update this post to share a list of my own #TeachableMoments from these last few weeks and months from Bianca. Until then, the following is a list of most of the raw sources that I learned those #TeachableMoments from. Enjoy and have fun!

  • Bianca‘s desire to inspire other tennis players (like Serena has inspired her), especially younger Canadian players! (Note that Bianca herself is ONLY 19 years old, that in itself is impressive!)
  • (NOTE: I may add more in the future if I can find some time.)

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=====  References & Sources of inspirations for my #TeachableMoments =====

* 20190908, TSN (with video) “A day after US Open win, Andreescu already hungry for more

* New Yorker, “In Her U.S. Open Victory, Bianca Andreescu Shows the Swagger That Serena Williams Brought to Women’s Tennis

* 20190907 CBC News, Bianca Andreescu wins U.S. Open, becomes 1st Canadian to claim a Grand Slam title

* CTV News Toronto (with video of viewing party in Toronto), “The most Canadian way to accept a trophy? Bianca Andreescu says ‘sorry’

* TorStar, “Bianca Andreescu beats the best to become the first Canadian Grand Slam champion

Bianca Andreescu Match Point and Celebration Winning the 2019 US Open Championship

Bianca Andreescu vs. Serena Williams | US Open 2019 Finals Highlights

Bianca Andreescu vs Serena Williams Extended Highlights | US Open 2019 Final (14 minutes)

* “Bianca Andreescu became the first Canadian to win a major singles title, and Canada LOVES IT

*** Bianca Andreescu | US Open 2019 Finals Press Conference

For the record, video: Womens Finals Ceremony and Post Game Interview | 2019 US Open

20190907, Canadian Press, “Canadian tennis fans flock to New York to see Andreescu in U.S. Open final

Bianca Andreescu’s Road to the 2019 US Open Final

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* Guardian, “Serena Williams out to overcome 2018 US Open meltdown against Andreescu – One year on from her career low point against Naomi Osaka the former champion takes on yet another prodigy

* USA Today, “Who is Bianca Andreescu? Meet Serena Williams’ 19-year-old US Open final opponent

20190905 Belinda Bencic vs Bianca Andreescu | US Open 2019 SF Highlights

20190906 Bianca Andreescu: “It’s just crazy what a year can do!” | US Open 2019 SF Press Conference

20190906 Belinda Bencic: “Andreescu played the big points better than me” | US Open 2019 SF Press Conference

20190905 ‘No doubt’ Bianca Andreescu will become No. 1 ranked player: Patricia Hy-Boulis (Note: On top of being a former pro tennis player “best performance at a Grand Slam came when she got to the quarter finals of the 1992 US Open”, Patricia Hy-Boulais had knownBianca for 5 years and her daughter was double partner of Bianca and of the same age!)

20190408 CBC News, “The rise of Canadian tennis sensation Bianca Andreescu | The National Interview

20190831, US Open, Bianca Andreescu | US Open Now Interview

20190813, CBC News “Bianca Andreescu on victory over Serena Williams (NOTE: re Rogers Cup, NOT US Open), what’s next

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20190906, Bianca Andreescu: “It’s just crazy what a year can do!” | US Open 2019 SF Press Conference

20190831, Bianca Andreescu: “This is why the US Open is so special!” | US Open 2019 R3 Press Conference

20190904, Bianca Andreescu: “Is this real life?” | US Open 2019 Quarter-Finals Press Conference (2:13 re Creative visualization)

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I tweeted 20190811 (with video link in tweet and also below),

My eyes were wet when I rewatched Bianca & Serena courtside uncensored talk a few times+their press conf twice each. Best in sport moments transcend technical skills, winning/losing & become #teachablemoment re how to treat other w empathy & respect, try2be better versions of us.

20190811, via SN

pix 01 - 2019 US Open Bianca Andreescu vs Serena Williams

pix 01 – 2019 US Open Bianca Andreescu vs Serena Williams

pix 02 - 2019 US Open Bianca Andreescu vs Serena Williams

pix 02 – 2019 US Open Bianca Andreescu vs Serena Williams

20190910 Update: CBC News, (with TWO video clips) Bianca Andreescu’s historic win a credit to her hard work, coach says

20190911 Update: CBC News LIVE (first Press Conference back in Canada after winning US Open) Bianca Andreescu discusses her U.S. Open win (watching and made a few comments on CBC FB live)

The lovely Drake moments during her first Canadian Press Conference post US Open win.

20190911 Bianca - Drake Pix 02 - Screen Shot20190911 Bianca - Drake Pix 01 - Screen Shot

20190911 via WTA Tweet #video //Seven for seven. Relive all of @Bandreescu_’s match point celebrations on her road to the US Open 🏆🇨🇦//

[Last update: 20190911]

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