Bianca Andreescu, the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title with her recent US Open triumph, will enjoy a series of honors in her hometown of Mississauga, including a street being named after her. How many teenagers can walk in a street that bears their name?
Right after Andreescu defeated legendary Serena Williams in the final at Flushing Meadows, Mayor Bonnie Crombie, whose Twitter header picture is the one with the Canadian tennis ace, tweeted:
We are so proud of you! The key to the City of #Mississauga is yours forever ????????????
In addition, the City Council passed a by-law to name a street in Mississauga after the tennis star whose career has just begun. It will be called Andreescu Way.
The unveiling of the Andreescu Way street sign will take place at Mississauga Celebration Square on Sunday, September 15th. Andreescu’s homecoming celebration will also include a She The North rally and Mayor’s presentation of the Key to the City to the WTA star of Romanian origin.