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Canada's 'Queen Bianca' Andreescu feted by hometown crowd

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Published Sep 17, 2019, 11:14 am IST
Updated Sep 17, 2019, 11:14 am IST
Andreescu has rapidly become a home-country favourite.
Newly-minted US Open champion Bianca Andreescu received a hero’s welcome on Sunday, arriving back in her hometown of Mississauga, Canada, for a celebratory rally, as Canadians embraced their very own #SheTheNorth. (Photo: Instagram)
 Newly-minted US Open champion Bianca Andreescu received a hero’s welcome on Sunday, arriving back in her hometown of Mississauga, Canada, for a celebratory rally, as Canadians embraced their very own #SheTheNorth. (Photo: Instagram)

New York: Newly-minted US Open champion Bianca Andreescu received a hero’s welcome on Sunday, arriving back in her hometown of Mississauga, Canada, for a celebratory rally, as Canadians embraced their very own #SheTheNorth.

Andreescu, who beat Serena Williams earlier this month to become the first-ever Canadian Grand Slam title-holder, has rapidly become a home-country favourite, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau among the throngs of adoring fans at the rally, held in the Toronto suburb.

 

“In Canada, anything is possible,” Trudeau tweeted. “You’re an inspiration, @Bandreescu_ and we’re all so proud of you.”

The gathering was capped off with the unveiling of a street sign in the hard-hitting 19-year-old’s honour, “Andreescu Way.”

“A day that I’ll never forget,” tweeted the No. 5-ranked Andreescu, along with photos of the flag-waving, cheering crowds at the event. “I feel so blessed!”

 

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