We didn’t need another excuse to celebrate young Canadian legend Bianca Andreescu, but we got one!
Mayor John Tory proclaimed that Sept. 16 will be Bianca Andreescu Day in Toronto. Grab your visors and black hair bands.
To congratulate her on her amazing accomplishments at the #USOpen, and to thank her for being an inspiration to young athletes across the city, I’m pleased to proclaim today as Bianca Andreescu Day in the @CityofToronto. #SheTheNorth #SheTheChamp #BiancaRising pic.twitter.com/IuGrjvItiK
— John Tory (@JohnTory) September 16, 2019
The 19-year-old Mississauga, Ont., native broke records by becoming the first Canadian to ever win a grand slam tournament earlier this month at the US Open.
Andreescu was honoured at her own celebration rally Sunday where she was given a key to the city of Mississauga, and a less famous guest, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, was also in attendance.
Since her victory, Andreescu has had a street named after her in Mississauga, received numerous notable congratulations, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and was gifted an amazing customized WWE championship title.
It’s been a whirlwind eight days for the young star but she’s been humble, like a true Canadian, the whole time.
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