Bianca Andreescu clarifies her sexuality: “I'm not a lesbian”

Tennis players spend these days in mandatory quarantine in Melbourne and Adelaide, prior to the tournaments of the Australian tour, as best they can and understand. With as many hours as they have free each day, especially those who do not have five a day to go out to train, each one kills boredom in their own way. Reading, series, movies, exercise, food … and many are entertained with social networks. This is the case of Bianca Andreescu, who during a chat with fans on Instagram came up against rumors about her sexual orientation.

During the written talk that he has already deleted from his 'history', a fan asked him if he still had a girlfriend and Andreescu was very blunt: “I'm not a lesbian, just to make this clear”. In fact, the 20-year-old Canadian I had a boyfriend when he was the champion of the US Open in 2019, Benjamin Sigouin, also a tennis player and his compatriot. And in principle, continue with it. That is why both the fan's question and the sharp answer from the world's number eight draw attention.

There are a few players on the WTA circuit who have openly declared their homosexuality. Among them are the Belgians Alison Van Uytvanck and Greet Minnen, the Australian Samantha Stosur and the Dutch Richel Hogenkamp. Throughout history, legends such as Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Rennae Stubbs, Lisa Raymond, Gigi Fernandez and Amelia Mauresmo, in addition to the recently retired Casey Dellacqua, have revealed their lesbianism.