Here Are 7 Moments From The US Open That Prove Bianca Andreescu Is The GOAT
Bianca Andreescu's performance at the US Open cannot be understated. The 19-year-old tennis star from Mississauga made history again with her Grand Slam singles win. Canadians are already going crazy over Andreescu's latest victory, and for good reason.
Following her other historic win at the Rogers Cup, Andreescu is on a meteoric rise. Canadians have even started their own Twitter hashtag for her, in the style of the champion Raptors: #shethenorth.
Andreescu played amazingly in the US Open, and the entire tournament was filled with memorable moments. We've rounded up seven of the best!
Her puppy watched her win
Bianca Andreescu is through to the semis at the US Open, but I'm all about her Mom. I can only assume it is a Canad… https://t.co/9lLCrbBxzO— haddylikestunes (@haddylikestunes) 1567648457.0
Anyone familiar with Andreescu's life outside the tennis court knows that her dog, Coco, has a special place in her heart. Well, Coco got a prime view to watch her win the US Open, as he sat with Andreescu's parents in the crowd. He probably didn't even have to buy a ticket!
She kept her cool while being heckled
It's a reality of playing any sport that when you're not playing at home, there are going to be people cheering against you. Andreescu had to deal with American hecklers in the stands at Arthur Ashe stadium, yelling "double fault" at her while she was playing. However, Andreescu let the jeers roll off her back, and continued to win against all odds.
She became the first Canadian to make it to the finals
Andreescu had already made history as the first Canadian woman in 50 years to win the Rogers Cup. She continued this trend of historic wins by becoming the first Canadian woman ever to make it to the finals of the US Open. That alone would have been enough to declare Andreescu's performance historic, but she wasn't stopping there.
She won a decisive victory over Taylor Townsend to advance
One of the opponents that Andreescu had to face in the US Open was none other than Taylor Townsend, an American tennis player who had also been pulling off some historic wins. Andreescu and Townsend's match was epic, with both players pulling off some impressive feats. Townsend's aggressive and tricky playstyle made things hard for Andreescu, but she managed to pull through and beat Townsend to advance to the quarter-finals.
She finally got her rematch against Serena Williams
Andreescu's Rogers Cup victory came after the withdrawal by Serena Williams due to an injury, although it did not detract from the historic win. However, tennis fans were probably eager to see these stars play a full match to find out who would really win. They got the opportunity when Andreescu faced off against Williams in the US Open finals. While Williams gave Andreescu a run for her money, the Canadian star pulled out an incredible victory, one that even surprised her!
In true Canadian fashion, she apologized for winning
Peak Canadian moment: @Bandreescu_ apologizing after winning the #USOpen 😂🇨🇦. https://t.co/0iIcXxfgHY— TSN (@TSN) 1567898302.0
Is there anything more Canadian than an apology? Andreescu proved her innate Canadian-ness when, in a post-match interview, she told the crowd of mostly American fans at Arthur Ashe Stadium, "I know you guys wanted Serena to win, so I'm so sorry." Nothing to be sorry for, Bianca! You won it fair and square!
She got a Twitter shout out from a tennis legend
An outstanding win for @Bandreescu_! 🇨🇦 #USOpen #WomenWorthWatching #SheTheNorth https://t.co/rQisO849JO— Billie Jean King (@Billie Jean King) 1567896529.0
After her victory, Andreescu was getting tons of attention on social media, but one tweet probably stood out among the rest of them. Tennis great Billie Jean King, who was making tennis history before Andreescu was even born, congratulated the young star on her win, writing that it was "outstanding." We agree!