US Open women's final -- who's saying what




  • In Sports
  • 2019-09-07 23:43:03Z
  • By AFP
Bianca Andreescu poses with the US Open trophy after beating Serena Williams in the final
Bianca Andreescu poses with the US Open trophy after beating Serena Williams in the final  

New York (AFP) - Reactions to Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu defeating 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 in Saturday's US Open women's final:

"Congratulations @Bandreescu_! You've made history and made a whole country very proud. #SheTheNorth"

-- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted his support to Canada's first Grand Slam singles champion.

"CONGRATS GIRL! Canadian history"

-- Eugenie Bouchard, who was the first Canadian woman to make a Grand Slam final when she reached the 2014 Wimbledon championship match, losing to Petra Kvitova. It was posted with a big-screen TV image of Andreescu holding the US Open champion's trophy.

"SHE THE CHAMP! Congrats, @Bandreescu_

#WeTheNorth x #SheTheNorth"

-- The reigning NBA champion Toronto Raptors transmuted their slogan from their title run, "We the North", to "She the North" in tribute to Andreescu, tweeting the note with a photo of a Raptors jersey with her name on it next to the NBA championship trophy.

"You're #1!!! Congrats @Bandreescu_!#ShetheNorth #USOpen"

-- The NHL's Vancouver Canucks sent their message with a photo of a No. 1 jersey bearing Andreescu's name.

"What a performance! Congratulations @Bandreescu_ #SheTheNorth"

-- The Toronto Maple Leafs, who last won the Stanley Cup in 1967, wished their best to a 19-year-old who wasn't even alive when Serena Williams won her first Grand Slam crown 20 years ago.

"HISTORY Congratulations to @Bandreescu_ on becoming the first (Canadian) to win a Grand Slam singles title! #USOpen

-- Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays, who last won the World Series in 1993, before Andreescu was born.

"Congratulations @Bandreescu_ on an amazing performance and your first grand slam! Romania is very proud of you."

-- Romania's Simona Halep, the reigning Wimbledon champion, pays tribute to Andreescu, whose parents are from Romania.

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