Andreescu feted in hometown

AFP
September 17,2019

MISSISSAUGA, Canada: Bianca Andreescu, who beat Serena Williams in the US Open final to become Canada’s first Grand Slam singles champion, was honoured with a rally in her hometown on...

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MISSISSAUGA, Canada: Bianca Andreescu, who beat Serena Williams in the US Open final to become Canada’s first Grand Slam singles champion, was honoured with a rally in her hometown on Sunday.

“I am truly blessed,” the beaming 19-year-old told hundreds gathered to celebrate her achievement.

“I did not get here overnight. There has been a lot of hard work and sweat that went into it, a lot of downs, a lot of ups.”

Bonnie Crombie, the mayor of Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto, presented Andreescu with a key to the city. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in the midst of campaigning for second term, was also on hand.


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