The U.S. Open champ was joined by Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, among others.
“We are so proud of you and your achievements, and your big U.S. win, your most graceful and modest approach towards embracing your successes has embodied the values of Mississauga, Ontario and Canada.”
Trudeau praised the 19-year-old's "grace and composure under extraordinary pressure."
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Then the woman of the moment stepped up to receive the key to the city — and acknowledge a street that has been named after her.
It probably wont be a renaming, it will be a new street naming, so it will be the first available street, Crombie said. A lot of people have asked me why not court cause that sounds logical but a court is a specific shape of a street and we arent building those any longer. So we want the first available street in one of our premier new developments, whether it be in the downtown or by the waterfront.
She told the crowd "I'm truly, truly blessed," and "This is only the beginning."
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Justin Trudeau to Attend She the North Rally for Bianca Andreescu in Mississauga
The city of Mississauga will be celebrating the major accomplishments of its star citizen, 19-year-old tennis champion Bianca Andreescu, today on Sept. 15 with a rally in her honor in Celebration Square. While plenty of people are expected to attend, there will be at least one very special guest. Justin Trudeau is expected to attend the Bianca Andreescu She The North rally.
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According to a press release from the Liberal Party, Justin Trudeaus schedule for Sept. 15 will see the Prime Minister starting his day with visits to local businesses in Cobourg, Ontario, before arriving at the She The North Rally at 5 p.m. There, he is expected to deliver remarks to the gathered crowd. He will then move on to Markham to deliver remarks and appear with Liberal candidate Alan Ho at the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Justin Trudeau has already expressed congratulations and admiration for the young tennis star on his Twitter, writing after her victory at the U.S. Open, “Youve made history and made a whole country very proud.”