Canadians tweet congratulations after Andreescu becomes first grand slam winner at U.S. Open

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1. STILL IMAGE FROM CANADIAN PRIME MINSTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU'S TWITTER PAGE, SAYING:

"Congratulations @Bandreescu_! You've made history and made a whole country very proud. #SheTheNorth

2. STILL IMAGE FROM THE NBA TORONTO RAPTORS TWITTER PAGE, SAYING:

"SHE THE CHAMP! Congrats. @Bandreescu_ #WeTheNorth #SheTheNorth"

3. STILL IMAGE FROM THE NHL TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS TWITTER PAGE, SAYING:

"What a performance! Congratulations @Bandreescu_ #SheTheNorth"

4. STILL IMAGE FROM THE MLB TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS TWITTER PAGE, SAYING:

"HISTORY Congratulations to @Bandreescu_ on becoming the first (Canadian) to win a Grand Slam singles title! #USOpen"

5. STILL IMAGE FROM THE NHL VANCOUVER CANUCKS TWITTER PAGE, SAYING:

"You're #1!!! Congrats @Bandreescu_! #SheTheNorth #USOpen"

6. STILL IMAGE FROM TORONTO MAYOR JOHN TORY'S TWITTER PAGE, SAYING:

"The Toronto sign will be lit in gold tonight to celebrate @Bandreescu_'s historic win at the #USOpen. Toronto is celebrating this victory and looking forward to a career filled with many more. #SheTheNorth"


STORY: Canadians took to social media on Saturday (September 7) to hail their first tennis Grand Slam champion Bianca Andreescu after the 19-year-old's U.S. Open win over Serena Williams.

The hashtag #SheTheNorth shot to the top of Canada's trending topics on Twitter, as social media users reimagined the "We the North" slogan used by the Toronto Raptors during their NBA championship-winning run.

"Congratulations @Bandreescu_!" Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted at the champion. "You've made history and made a whole country very proud. #SheTheNorth."

Toronto Mayor John Tory got the party started early as well, announcing on Twitter that the Toronto sign would be lit in gold to celebrate the win.

"Toronto is celebrating this victory and looking forward to a career filled with many more. #SheTheNorth," he wrote.

The 19-year-old also caught the eye of her home country's high-profile athletes with fellow tennis player Genie Bouchard calling the victory "Canadian history".

The National Hockey League's Vancouver Canucks, Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs, along with Major League Baseball's Blue Jays and NBA champion Raptors all tweeted their congratulations.

"SHE THE CHAMP! Congrats, @Bandreescu_," tweeted the basketball team. "#WeTheNorth x #SheTheNorth."

At a media conference after her match, Andreescu made clear that the warm feelings were mutual.

"I've said this many, many times before. I'm going to say it again: It's been a goal of mine to inspire many people, especially Canadian athletes," said Andreescu.

"I think that this win will hopefully do that, not only this win but just what I've accomplished this past year because so many Canadian athletes have paved the way for me when I was young."

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