This has been the year for 19-year-old Mississauga native Bianca Andreescu. First, she wins the Rogers Cup in Toronto in August, and then she wins the U.S. freakin’ open, making her the first Canadian to claim a Grand Slam title! Not only that, she beat the woman, the myth, the legend: Serena Williams. Quite an impressive feat for someone who can’t even legally drink a beer stateside. Naturally, fellow Canucks couldn’t contain their excitement about Bianca’s big W.
The Toronto Raptors, who also celebrated a championship this summer, congratulated Bianca via Twitter:
Toronto Mayor John Tory also took the twittersphere to display his pride.
The Toronto sign will be lit in gold tonight to celebrate @BAndreescu_’s historic win at the #USOpen. Toronto is celebrating this victory and looking forward to a career filled with many more. #SheTheNorth pic.twitter.com/hjR5lTKslF
— John Tory (@JohnTory) September 7, 2019
Praise for Bianca didn’t stop there, with many other athletes, celebrities, and public figures tweeting about her success.
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) September 7, 2019
Spent the day at the US Open, what an unreal match. Huge congrats to @Bandreescu_ way made all of Canada proud
— Brad Marchand (@Bmarch63) September 8, 2019
— Triple H (@TripleH) September 8, 2019
— Nadia Comaneci (@nadiacomaneci10) September 8, 2019
Although she clearly has many fans, Andreescu did what any true Canadian would — by apologizing to the crowd after her win because she thought they’d prefer to see Serena standing in her place.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) September 7, 2019
Nice and humble, just how we like our monarchs. Bianca’s coronation began this morning, with the newly-crowned tennis Queen making the rounds on U.S. talk shows. Better get used to seeing this face on your television sets, America! Plan the parade, eh? #SHETHENORTH