Maria and Nicu Andreescu came to Canada in 1995 with one bag and a frying pan.

Little did the couple know that after leaving Romania, their Canadian daughter Bianca Andreescu would be the biggest sports hero in the country. It happened in less than 25 years.

“I’m sure they never really expected this to happen, especially so quickly,” the tennis star told Global News on Wednesday.

Bianca said she credits her parents for her success and that her mom is who she wants to be when she grows up.

Maria, a courtside viral sensation, is a chief compliance officer at a Toronto-area financial company.


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