Tennis

Toronto declares Monday Bianca Andreescu Day to continue celebration of U.S. Open victory

One day after her hometown of Mississauga, Ont., staged a #SheTheNorth rally for the 2019 U.S. Open women's singles champion, neighbouring Toronto proclaimed Monday as Bianca Andreescu Day.

Mayor John Tory says Canada's tennis star 'has won the hearts of millions of Torontonians'

Monday was proclaimed as "Bianca Andreescu Day" in honour of Canada's first Grand Slam singles tennis champion who recently defeated Serena Williams to win the U.S. Open. (Christopher Katsarov/Canadian Press)

The honours just keep rolling in for Bianca Andreescu.

One day after her hometown of Mississauga, Ont., staged a #SheTheNorth rally for the 2019 U.S. Open women's singles champion, neighbouring Toronto proclaimed Monday as "Bianca Andreescu Day."

"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," Toronto Mayor John Tory tweeted.

The 19-year-old Andreescu, Canada's first Grand Slam singles champion, was scheduled to travel to Montreal on Monday for an open practice on centre court at IGA Stadium.

Andreescu is expected to return to tournament play at the Beijing Open, Sept. 28-Oct. 6.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.