Toronto Mayor John Tory calls Monday 'Bianca Andreescu Day'
Bianca Andreescu takes part in the SheTheNorth rally after winning the US Open, in Mississauga, Ont., on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, September 16, 2019 12:50PM EDT
TORONTO -- The honours just keep rolling in for Bianca Andreescu.
One day after her hometown of Mississauga, Ont., staged a .SheTheNorth rally for the 2019 U.S. Open women's singles champion, neighbouring Toronto proclaimed Monday as "Bianca Andreescu Day."
"To congratulate her on her amazing accomplishments at the .USOpen, and to thank her for being an inspiration to young athletes across the city, I'm pleased to proclaim today as Bianca Andreescu Day in the ↕CityofToronto," Toronto Mayor John Tory tweeted.
In his official letter, Tory wrote "Bianca has won the hearts of millions of Torontonians."
The 19-year-old Andreescu, Canada's first Grand Slam singles champion, was scheduled to travel to Montreal on Monday for an open practice on centre court at IGA Stadium.
Andreescu is expected to return to tournament play at the Beijing Open, Sept. 28-Oct. 6.