Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu has become the first Canadian to win the Rogers Cup in half a century.
The 19-year-old from Mississauga was handed the victory when her opponent, Serena Williams, quit the match following a medical timeout.
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Andreescu was 3–1 up in the first set at the time.
It is Andreescu’s second WTA Premier win of the season, and marks 17 victories in a row for the teenager.
Celebrating her historic win, Andreescu wrapped herself in the Canadian flag and held the trophy aloft as the Toronto crowd cheered her on.
Williams delivered a tearful speech after the game, saying she was sorry she couldn’t go on.
“Bianca, you’re a great sportsperson,” she added.
Andreescu, meanwhile, said she was “speechless” and branded the victory a “dream come true”.