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Sports‘Unbelievable. She’s outstanding’: NHL stars cheering on Bianca Andreescu as she heads to Saturday’s U.S. Open final

13:11  07 september  2019
13:11  07 september  2019 Source:   thestar.com

Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams in US Open final

Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams in US Open final Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 in U.S. Open final for first Grand Slam title.

WATCH: Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu advanced to the US Open finals on The fight in this girl is UNBELIEVABLE . What an incredible match. Composed through it all and FINALS bound. Andreescu ’ s hometown of Mississauga has been cheering her on throughout her U . S . Open run.

As it happens, her opponent in Saturday ’ s U . S . Open final , Serena Williams, is almost 38. A handful of numbers are enough to tell you that the Canadian Andreescu is a monstrously tough opponent. Ranked outside the top 100 at the beginning of the year, she has won two top-tier tournaments

‘Unbelievable. She’s outstanding’: NHL stars cheering on Bianca Andreescu as she heads to Saturday’s U.S. Open final© CHANG W. LEE Canadian Bianca Andreescu will be facing superstar Serena Williams in the U.S. Open women’s final on Saturday in New York.

CHICAGO—Emerging Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu has captured the imagination of the Canadians stars of the NHL.

“I follow a lot of tennis and being Canadian, I’m pretty proud of what she’s been able to accomplish, the performances she’s had,” said Penguins captain Sidney Crosby. “She’s got a big final coming up.

“There will be a lot of us cheering for her.”

Andreescu, just 19, will face American superstar Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., on Saturday after defeating Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 7-6(3), 7-5 late Thursday.

Bianca Andreescu eyes Beijing for return after winning U.S. Open

Bianca Andreescu eyes Beijing for return after winning U.S. Open MONTREAL — Bianca Andreescu's coach says the tentative plan is for the Canadian tennis star to return to action at the Beijing Open later this month. Sylvain Bruneau says the U.S. Open women's champ likely will play one tournament during the WTA Tour's Asian swing — with the Beijing Open, Sept. 28-Oct. 6 as the target. The Beijing Open is part of the sport's top level of events below Grand Slams like the U.S. Open — called a Premier Mandatory tournament. Bruneau says Andreescu also hopes to qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals, Oct. 27-Nov. 3 in Shenzhen, China. Andreescu, a 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., is fourth in the standings for the Finals.

As Bianca Andreescu prepares for the U . S . Open final , Canadian athletes from all corners of the sporting world The Canadian basketball star , who plays for the New York Liberty of the WNBA, has found herself glued to " She ’ s got a big final coming up, but there will be a lot of us cheering for her ."

Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu advanced to the US Open finals on Thursday after defeating Belinda Bencic. She will now face Serena Williams in the final on Saturday .

The Mississauga native is looking for the first major title of her career, in her first U.S. Open main-draw appearance. It would also be the first Grand Slam singles title won by a Canadian.

Williams, meanwhile, will be trying to win her 24th Grand Slam title and tie the all-time record held by Australia’s Margaret Court.

“Unbelievable. She’s outstanding,” Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi said of Andreescu, who he met over the summer in Toronto when she was rehabbing an injury.

“She’s a specimen. I’m excited to watch this final. If she pulls this off ... we’ve never had someone like this.”

The match will be a bit of unfinished business. Williams and Andreescu played each other for the first time in last month’s Rogers Cup. But after just four games, Williams was forced to retire due to back spasms.

That handed Andreescu her second WTA title of the season and made her the first Canadian to win the tournament since Faye Urban of Windsor beat Vancouver’s Vicki Berner in 1969.

Players on the NHL-NHLPA Players Media Tour have been caught up in the Andreescu hype.

“She’s legit. I’ll be watching,” said Ottawa defenceman Thomas Chabot. “It’s cool for someone to have success like that.”

With files from The Canadian Press

Bianca Andreescu holds open practice in Montreal and gives back to the fans.
Cheers of "congratulations Bianca," "we love you Bibi" and "bravo Bianca" echoed through the court. "I'm here to encourage her. We're very proud of her," said fan Lorraine Jacmain. READ MORE: Canada’s Bianca Andreescu says meditation, visualization formed winning mindset Others were at the stadium to be inspired. "She's inspiring young kids like my kid and we're big fans from a long time ago," said François Turgeon. Andreescu is just coming off a major win at the U.S. Open Championship, defeating living legend Serena Williams.

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