Nicu and Maria Andreescu welcomed Bianca Vanessa into the world in Mississauga, Ontario. When her father accepted a job offer there in 1994, her family left Romania for Canada.
While her mother had previously worked at a bank in Romania, Andreescu’s father is a mechanical engineer at an automotive company.
Andreescu started playing tennis in her parents’ native Romania before moving back to Canada, where she was born. With her countryman Carson Branstine, she won the Orange Bowl and two Grand Slam doubles championships, climbing to a career-high junior ranking of No. 3 in the world.
Andreescu had a breakthrough year in 2019 after not competing in any WTA Tour matches in 2018, starting with a runner-up finish at the Auckland Open, her first tournament of the year. After winning the Indian Wells Open, a Premier Mandatory competition, she gained notoriety.
Andreescu qualified for the WTA Finals at the end of the season despite missing several months due to injury, and she finished the year ranked No. 5 overall.