At only 19 years of age, Bianca Andreescu has accomplished more over the last few days than most will in a lifetime.
After knocking off Serena Williams — one of the greatest tennis players to ever pick up a racket — in the US Open final on Saturday to become the first Canadian to ever win a Grand Slam singles title, her name has been on everyone’s lips.
None of those things will truly ever rival what her hometown of Mississauga, Ont. passed a by-law to do for their golden child, though.
Moments after breaking Williams to win the match in straight sets, mayor Bonnie Crombie tweeted her congratulations and stated that “the key to the City of Mississauga is yours forever.”
Crombie also said that a street would be named after Andreescu, according to TVO’s Steve Paikin.
On Wednesday, Crombie and the city’s council made the promise a reality.
Productive first day back at Council:— Bonnie Crombie 🇨🇦 (@BonnieCrombie) September 11, 2019
✅ Passed a by-law to name a street in #Mississauga after Bianca Andreescu
✅ Announced the launch of our city wide Thanksgiving Food Drive
✅ Welcomed fire dog Ajax
✅ Asked staff to study free menstrual products in City facilities pic.twitter.com/3BmyQArBHR
While “Andreescu Way” is perfectly fine, a number of clever Twitter users pointed out that the opportunity to appropriately name a street “Andreescu Court” was being missed.
(You know, as in tennis court... Just making sure we’re all on the same page here.)
It turns out that was the initial plan; however, as explained by Crombie on Twitter to multiple users Wednesday evening, “Mississauga is already built-out and there are not many opportunities to build courts.”
As a result, “Andreescu Way” it is.
You hate to see a fantastic pun perish like this. Thankfully, residents will be able to mourn its passing at the upcoming rally for the tennis star that’s been hinted at by Crombie online.
Once her name is officially a part of the very makeup of the city she grew up in, there’s no way that Mississauga (or Canada for that matter) will forget it any time soon.
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