Mississauga Tennis Player Bianca Andreescu Wins Rogers Cup After Serena Williams Retires from Match
After a long and tough tournament, Bianca Andreescu has been crowned the champion in the Rogers Cup.
Her final game, scheduled today at 1:00 p.m., ended up being cut short when opponent Serena Williams was forced to withdraw from the match, citing an upper back injury.
Andreescu approached the crying Williams and offered her condolences, and the two competitors shared a hug.
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Williams apologized for the circumstances, WTA Tennis reports.
“Thank you guys. I’m sorry I can’t do it today, I tried but I just couldn’t do it,” Williams said. “Bianca, you’re a great sportswoman. Thanks to my team. It’s been a tough year, but we’ll keep going.”
Despite the unexpected conclusion to the tournament, Andreescu peformed spectacularly to reach finals, and today’s win cements her position as the first Canadian woman to win the Rogers Cup in 50 years.
“Serena you made me cry a bunch over there. I know what it’s like to pull out of tournaments and be injured,” Andreescu said. “But you’re truly a champion, I’ve watched you play so many times. You are truly a champion on and off the court.”
For full coverage of the final game, visit RogersCup.com.
Congratulations to Bianca Andreescu for the amazing win!
Cover photo courtesy of Roger’s Cup on Twitter
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