Bianca Andreescu's mom, Maria, was notably a bit reserved during her daughter's historic U.S. Open win this weekend. The cool, calm and collected lady with her now-famous dark sunglasses and big hair has become somewhat of a viral sensation during her daughter's rise to Grand Slam victory. Chrissy Teigen even tweeted about it after noticing Bianca Andreescu's mom at Saturday's final match.
People were quick to check Chrissy, however, after she got a bit carried away with commenting on Maria Andreescu's appearance.
Bianca’s mom looks like someone is pretending to be Bianca’s mom. Someone check on Bianca’s mom!!— chrissy teigen (@chrissy teigen)1567893451.0
@chrissyteigen Personally I feel this is pretty low to make fun of this young girl’s mother. She may be shy, she ma… https://t.co/FDCyn2cptI— Laurie Case (@Laurie Case)1567895552.0
@chrissyteigen Disappointing tweet. Shes a successful woman and mother who supported her daughter's dreams. Look… https://t.co/LD7X2hTY58— Les UBe (@Les UBe)1567905956.0
Maria Andreescu is the chief compliance officer at an investment firm in Toronto. She is also credited with teaching Bianca mindfulness and how to meditate, a skill that has undoubtedly helped her maintain such composure during some of those tense matches.
“My mom introduced me to [meditation] when I was really young,” Andreescu said in an interview with the Women’s Tennis Association earlier this year. “I was maybe about 12. Ever since then I have been meditating and I do a lot of yoga."
“I don't only work on my physical aspect. I also work on the mental, because that's also very, very important," Bianca added. "It's definitely showing through my matches where I'm staying in the present moment a lot of the time. I don't like to focus on what just happened or in the future.”
Bianca has also called her mom "the coolest person I know."
Bianca Andreescu’s mom Maria: - has a MBA - is chief compliance officer of an investment firm - taught Bianca to me… https://t.co/riAwXOH7wj— Amateur Tennis Hour (@Amateur Tennis Hour)1567836745.0
This is actually hilarious. My moms a straight G. I’ll never be that cool https://t.co/4pvXVf5ZXv— Bianca (@Bianca)1568002334.0
Maria's hilariously reserved reaction to her daughter's win may actually have been a strategic move. It is generally looked down upon in the sports world to have overly rowdy parents at a match. That is probably why her parents, who were obviously thrilled, had such a calm demeanour during the whole thing.
After the match, though, the Andreescus were all big hugs and tearful smiles.
Even though the response to her daughter's big win may have not been what Chrissy Teigen would do, Canadians had her back.