Fresh from winning the US Open title, Bianca Andreescu gets the honor of receiving the keys to the city of Mississauga, the city where she was born. The 19-year old became the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam event by defeating former number one Serena Williams.
A street named after Andreescu?
Mississauga mayor Bonnie Crombie bared that the clock tower gold was lit on Sunday to celebrate Andreescu’s victory. Aside from that, she would also host a victory rally at Mississauga’s Celebration Square. The only previous recipient of the keys to the city was Hazel McCallion. Crombie is also looking at the possibility of naming a street after Andreescu.
A huge win
The mayor also said that she was elated and proud of Bianca’s accomplishment. Her victory against a legend like Serena Williams put Canada back on the tennis map. This was the second big win for Canada after the Toronto Raptors won the NBA title last June.
After her win, Andreescu, now known as #ShetheNorth, became a trending topic on Twitter. On Sunday, she posed with her trophy at the top of the Rockefeller Center in New York. Crombie revealed that everything will depend on Andreescu’s timing. She also revealed that all her plans are up for approval by the city council.
Crombie narrated that she first met Andreescu at the Rogers Cup in Toronto last June. Training at the Ontario Racquets Club, the mayor said that she was impressed with how composed and focused the teenager was. Crombie said that she liked Andreescu’s competitiveness and fierceness which makes her even more proud.
Andreescu and her great heart with Serena Williams
At the Rogers Cup, Andreescu showed “compassion beyond her years” by showing empathy for Serena’s injury. During the event, the American had to retire after just four games due to back spasms handing the 19-year old the title. After the game, she approached and embraced Serena.
In an interview with reporters, Crombie said that she watched the first half of the match at a local sports bar and rushed home to catch the last set with her family. She said that she was chewing her nails but was confident that Andreescu would win. She believes that Bianca was so seasoned and matured beyond her years.
Finally, the Mississauga mayor believes that Bianca Andreescu would have an incredible career and envisions her as the next Serena Williams.
The 19-year old showed a typical Canadian sentiment after her victory. She said that she was sorry for beating Williams and knew that the crowd wanted her opponent to win.
Bianca Vanessa Andreescu’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.5 (career-high), Andreescu played her last match on the 7th of September when she defeated Serena Williams 6-3 7-5 in the final in U.S. Open to win her 3rd career title.
This year Andreescu has a 43-4 win-loss record. Andreescu has won 4 titles in 2019 in the Newport Beach, in Indian Wells, in Toronto and at the U.S. Open. The Canadian was the finalist in Auckland.
Bianca Vanessa Andreescu
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