On Saturday, Bianca Andreescu completed her historic run at the US Open with a straight-sets victory over the legendary Serena Williams. In the process, the 19-year-old tennis phenom became the first Canadian to ever win a Grand Slam title.
Andreescu will now move up to fifth in the WTA rankings when they update on Monday, a long way from the No. 152 she began the year at.
Here’s some of the incredible reaction she’s received on social media.
— Here's Your Replay ⬇️ (@HeresYourReplay) September 7, 2019
The Mississauga, Ont., native had people all across the country of Canada tuning in to watch her, and after the victory, many took to social media to congratulate her trailblazing win.
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) September 7, 2019
🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🎾BIANCA!!!🎾 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 👏🏼 👏🏼 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
🍻 🍻 🍻
— Larry Walker (@Cdnmooselips33) September 7, 2019
Amazing accomplishment! Congrats @Bandreescu_ Canada is proud 🇨🇦
— Bo Horvat (@BoHorvat) September 7, 2019
— Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) September 7, 2019
Fellow Canadian champs, the Toronto Raptors, along with notable Canadian athletes Larry Walker, Bo Horvat and Genie Bouchard extended their congratulations after the match. Additionally, multi-time Olympic gold medalist Scott Moir, Raptors star Pascal Siakam, and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash were fired up about the triumph, while 2018 Lou Marsh Trophy winner, Mikael Kingsbury, conceded the distinction of Canada’s top athlete to her for this year.
Holy Mackinaw!!! Such amazing support for Serena at Flushing Meadows... but you should hear the entire country explode north of the border. Congratulations @Bandreescu_ You’ve made history and we are so proud of you! #shethenorth
— Scott Moir (@ScottMoir) September 7, 2019
— pascal siakam (@pskills43) September 7, 2019
Yoooo!!!! @Bandreescu_ you’re the US OPEN CHAMP!! 💥💪🏽😎👊🏽💥
— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) September 7, 2019
— Mikael Kingsbury (@MikaelKingsbury) September 7, 2019
If you were quick to Andreescu’s Wikipedia page following the win, you would’ve also seen a well-placed edit somebody made.
— Greg R (@g_roumanis) September 7, 2019
Andreescu for Prime Minister? That sounds like a campaign I can get behind. Although she is not the current PM, the person who is, Justin Trudeau, extended his congratulations to the rising star.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 7, 2019
Andreescu’s idol, Simona Halep, also had congratulations to offer, and with her note that Romania (where Bianca’s parents are from) is proud, it’s a relief to remember that there’s no free agency in tennis.
Congratulations @Bandreescu_ on an amazing performance and your first grand slam!
Romania is very proud of you 🤗🇷🇴
— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) September 7, 2019
American legend of the sport, Billie Jean King, was also one of the many taken away by Andreescu’s unbelievable performance.
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 7, 2019
Although Andreescu apologized to the pro-Williams crowd after the contest, she has nothing to be sorry about. She made an entire nation proud, and has forever etched her name into Canadian sports history.
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