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Canada: PM Trudeau celebrates US Open champion Andreescu in hometown rally

Canada, Mississauga
September 16, 2019 at 07:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of supporters rallied to cheer for this year's US Open winner Bianca Andreescu in Mississauga, her hometown, on Sunday.

During the 'SheTheNorth' rally, Andreescu was given a key to the city by Mississauga's Mayor Bonnie Crombie, and a street sign named after her, 'Andreescu Way', was also unveiled.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was present as well and praised the 19-year-old tennis player for her performance.

"How extraordinary her skill, her determination, her perseverance but mostly that incredible grace and composure under extraordinary pressure," he said, before congratulating her.

Andreescu had encouraging words for her supporters during her speech: "If I can do it, if Serena [Williams] can do it, if Roger [Federer] can do it, if the Raptures can do it, so can you."

Andreescu won her title after defeating Serena Williams in the US Open's final on September 7.

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Thousands of supporters rallied to cheer for this year's US Open winner Bianca Andreescu in Mississauga, her hometown, on Sunday.

During the 'SheTheNorth' rally, Andreescu was given a key to the city by Mississauga's Mayor Bonnie Crombie, and a street sign named after her, 'Andreescu Way', was also unveiled.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was present as well and praised the 19-year-old tennis player for her performance.

"How extraordinary her skill, her determination, her perseverance but mostly that incredible grace and composure under extraordinary pressure," he said, before congratulating her.

Andreescu had encouraging words for her supporters during her speech: "If I can do it, if Serena [Williams] can do it, if Roger [Federer] can do it, if the Raptures can do it, so can you."

Andreescu won her title after defeating Serena Williams in the US Open's final on September 7.

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