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Bianca Andreescu wins Rogers Cup

The 19-year-old Mississauga native is the first Canadian women to win the tournament since Faye Urban in 1969.

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Tomas Karageorgos | Report

The 19-year-old Mississauga native is the first Canadian women to win the tournament since Faye Urban in 1969.

Andreescu went up against arguably the best women’s tennis player in Serena Williams, who has had injury problems as of late. Everyone expected Williams to make the final due to her championship résumé, and although Andreescu was the hometown favourite, she was touted as an underdog.

Spectators at the Aviva Centre witnessed possibly one of the shortest matches in the history of the Rogers Cup as it lasted just under 20 minutes. Williams went behind 3-1 and was brought to tears when she knew she could not compete any further. Andreescu is a mature player at only 19 and has not let the big stage faze her.

Andreescu mentioned in an interview that Williams called her mature, and also that it was their first encounter.

This title for Andreescu means much more than her first tournament win at Indian Wells because it was at home.

The Canadian has a bright future ahead of her as she is now 14th in the WTA rankings, but will not take part in the Cincinnati Open.


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