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Bianca Andreescu's hometown of Mississauga, Ont., as well as neighbouring Toronto, are eager to hold celebrations for the Canadian tennis star.

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'We’d like to honour her as her hometown, her birthplace, where she went to school when she was young, and where she trained at the Ontario Racquet Club.' 🇨🇦 Andreescu’s US Open victory lap may end with parades in Toronto and Mississauga. SheTheNorth

Bianca Andreescu's hometown of Mississauga, Ont., as well as neighbouring Toronto, are eager to hold celebrations for the Canadian tennis star.

Canadian Press September 11, 2019, 5:55 PM TORONTO — Bianca Andreescu’s hometown of Mississauga, Ont., as well as neighbouring Toronto, are eager to hold celebrations for the Canadian tennis star. It is not yet known if there will be any public event to honour the recently crowned U.S. Open women’s champion, however. Mayor Bonnie Crombie confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that the City of Mississauga had been in touch with Andreescu’s representatives to organize some sort of celebration. "I believe they haven’t firmed up her schedule yet, there’s probably still a lot of moving parts," Crombie told The Canadian Press. "We made the offer to host the rally, I know that (Toronto’s Mayor John Tory) wants to have a parade. They’re not mutually exclusive by any sense. I think we should give her as much recognition, pay tribute, accolades, as we can. She’s a pretty incredible young woman." When asked about the City of Mississauga reaching out at a press conference, Andreescu said it was not with her directly, but she was interested in the possibility of an event. "I’ve just been seeing everything on social media but damn, if that happens, that would be so crazy," said Andreescu, Canada’s first Grand Slam tennis singles champion. "I was not expecting any of this. But I can get used to it. It’s been pretty cool." Andreescu also expressed interest in a Toronto parade, like the Raptors received after winning the NBA championship. "Yeah! Why not?" she said. "That would be really cool. I don’t know what my schedule is at this point. I don’t know, I have no idea, but if it happens it would be really cool." Mississauga city council passed several motions on Wednesday to honour Andreescu, including giving her the key to the city, naming a tennis court in the Churchill Meadows section of the city, and naming a street after Andreescu, with Crombie tweeting a picture of an "Andreescu Way" street sign. "Has a nice ring to it, don’t you think, @bandreescu–?" Crombie tweeted. Toronto Mayor John Tory has sent a congratulatory letter to Andreescu through her representatives. "In the letter, the mayor explained that the City of Toronto is pleased to help celebrate her win in any way that she would like," said Don Peat, spokesperson for Tory. "The mayor is aware that Ms. Andreescu has ties to various areas in the GTA and he doesn’t want to overstep on any already scheduled celebrations for the U.S. Open champion, but he also recognizes we’re all eager to celebrate her as proud Canadians." The city lit its Toronto sign in gold to honour Andreescu after her win over Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final on Saturday. Andreescu is not expected to return to tournament play until the Beijing Open starts on Sept. 28. "We can be patient, we’re willing to work with her team," said Crombie. "We’d like to honour her as her hometown, her birthplace, where she went to school when she was young, and where she trained at the Ontario Racquet Club. We want an opportunity to honour her." The family moved to Vaughan, Ont., a Toronto suburb, earlier in the decade to be closer to Tennis Canada’s training facility. More from Sportsnet Read more: Sportsnet

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‘Humbled’: Bianca Andreescu speaks to media in Canada after capturing U.S. Open title'I'm just going to keep striving and hopefully win many more grand slams from now on.' Bandreescu_ FarahNasser Thank you for stopping by the Global News studio and congratulations on your win, Bianca! SheTheNorth 🇨🇦 FarahNasser READ MORE: Bandreescu_ FarahNasser LeBron too? Wow! SheTheNorth Bandreescu_ FarahNasser She is adorable

Bianca Andreescu sets sights on No. 1 ranking, more Grand Slam wins - Sportsnet.caCanada's Bianca Andreescu has bigger goals in mind after winning her first Grand Slam title on Saturday at the U.S. Open.

Why Bianca Andreescu believes U.S. Open win is just the beginning - Sportsnet.caIt's been a whirlwind week for Canada's first major singles champion, but Bianca Andreescu believes there's much more to come for her after winning the U.S. Open. Bandreescu_ KrRutherford shethenorth Bandreescu_ KrRutherford Instant role model here in Canada

Andreescu talks post-win whirlwind, calls out Drake on Tonight Show - Sportsnet.caBianca Andreescu continued her USOpen victory lap Monday, joining FallonTonight to reflect on her historic win, teach jimmyfallon her signature racket twirl, and reveal the one message of congrats she's still hoping for 👀👀 SheTheNorth

Bianca Andreescu eyes Beijing for return after winning U.S. Open - Sportsnet.caBianca Andreescu's coach says the tentative plan is for the Canadian tennis star to return to action at the Beijing Open later this month.

Opinion: Canada’s inferiority complex can now rest in peaceBetween Bianca Andreescu’s Grand Slam singles win and the Toronto Raptors’ championship, Canada is swaggering – and rightly so, especially given our myriad other advantages Globe_Sports Why do you feel inferior, you're best sports aren't universal, but they are brilliant 🙂 Globe_Sports No, Canada’s inferiority complex can rest in place. Globe_Sports 💜🏆💪



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