Tennis - The mayor of Mississauga is ecstatic after Bianca Andreescu won the US Open title on Saturday and says she plans to offer the key to the city to the newly crowned champion. Mayor Bonnie Crombie commented, “She’s put Canada back on the international tennis map …and (I’m proud) that a Canadian girl could come so far so fast in her tennis career.
It demonstrates an enormous competency in the sport but also compassion and humility beyond her years”. Crombie said Andreescu's schedule would determine when she would get the key and that she would also discuss the possibility of holding rallies and parades in her honor as well as naming a street after her based on permissions from city officials and the Council.
Crombie had met with Andreescu at the Rogers Cup in Toronto in June and commented, “I was very impressed with how composed she was and very focussed. When you watch her play, you can see what a fiercely competitive individual she is which also makes me very proud.
She went and embraced Serena in a way that I thought showed great maturity and great compassion." Andreescu defeated 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 in the US Open women's singles final on Saturday to become the first Canadian ever to win a Grand Slam singles title.
She is also the first player to win the US Open on her debut in the main draw and will rise to No. 5 in the world rankings on Monday.