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Bianca Andreescu makes history with Rogers Cup win as Serena Williams quits final in first set

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.

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”.



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