Champion International of Australia and new holder of the title of best player in the world, Naomi Osaka is placed by the Challenger de tennis de Granby in 2015.
If you do not remember the passage to Osaka with us, this is not abnormal. Because it must be said that she was inclined from the first round to American Laura Robson.
His defeat had come as a surprise, since Osaka was the second favorite. It was landed at Granby, as the 159th player in the world. She was 17 years old at the time and he predicted a very bright future.
“When it is said that the future stars go through the tournament-type Challenger and Granby, you have other evidence,” commented the vice-president of Tennis Canada and director of the Challenger, Eugène Lapierre.
Osaka is the second athlete to find himself at the top of the world tennis after passing through Granby. Andy Murray had done the same in November 2016 after reaching the quarter-finals of the Challenger in 2005.
Osaka was also the first athlete of asian descent to reach the first level in the world. Osaka was born in Japan but moved to the United States with his family at the age of three years. She has dual citizenship.
Bianca Andresscu, a veteran of the Granby Challenger, is now ranked 68th in the world, which makes it the best Canadian.
Andresscu in full rise
The last statement of the WTA indicates that Bianca Andresscu is now ranked 68th in the world, which makes it the best Canadian, in front of Eugenie Bouchard, 76th. Ontario has won the Challenger of Newport Beach, California.
Andreescu account a few entries in the Granby Challenger. Last summer, she had reached the semi-finals, but had not played the game in question due to a back injury.