Bianca Andreescu: How a fake check inspired the US Open champion

(CNN)Years ago, Bianca Andreescu wrote her name and the prize money for winning the US Open on a mock-up check. “So, I just grabbed a check and wrote the prize money of that year. But every year I kept increasing it because it kept changing. But I just kept visualizing that moment since that day. “Now being the actual champion is just so crazy.” READ: Andreescu defeats Williams to win first Grand Slam title ‘Proud to be Canadian’ It’s been a whirlwind eight months for Andreescu, who was ranked 178th at the start of the year. Now 19, she’s the first teen since Maria Sharapova in 2006 to win a Grand Slam title and is on a run of 14 …