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Who is Bianca Andreescu? The 19-year-old Canadian immigrant who stunned Serena Williams

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first_imgWho is Bianca Andreescu? The 19-year-old Canadian immigrant who stunned Serena WilliamsNot only did Bianca Andreescu became the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam title but the 19-year-old also became the first teenager to win a Grand Slam title in 13 years.advertisement Anita Jat New YorkSeptember 8, 2019UPDATED: September 8, 2019 09:42 IST For playing against a player of a stature like Serena Williams, Bianca Andreescu looked extremely confident (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSBianca Andreescu held off a late charge by Serena Williams to win 6-3 7-5Bianca’s parents – Maria and Nicu – had immigrated to Canada from Romania in 1994Bianca credits her parents, specially her mother, for her success at such early stageWhen she was 16, Bianca Andreescu wrote herself a fake US Open winner’s check as she dreamt herself holding the coveted trophy. The teen kept updating the amount of prize money as it rose in real life. And after 3 years, she was there, standing at the Flushing Meadows, holding the champion’s check worth USD 3.85 million.The victory at the US Open was huge for Bianca Andreescu as it came against the 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams. But Bianca showed nerves of steel while facing the former world No. 1 to make sure the first time was her time.Not only did Andreescu became the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam title but the 19-year-old also became the first teenager to win a Grand Slam title in 13 years. The last teenager to win a major was Maria Sharapova, who was 19 when she won the 2006 US Open. Moreover, Andreescu also became the first player born in the 2000s (man or woman) to reach a Grand Slam final.On Sunday, Andreescu was furious on court. For playing against a player of a stature like Serena Williams, Andreescu looked extremely confident and it was rather the American who seemed to be under immense pressure. With her 6-3, 7-4 win over Williams, Andreescu penned one of the most amazing stories in tennis to become a household name among the tennis fans.The daughter of Romanian immigrants to CanadaBianca’s parents – Maria Andreescu and Nicu Andreescu – originally immigrated to Canada from Romania in 1994. “We arrived in Canada with two suitcases and that’s all,” Nicu told the Globe and Mail,” Maria Andreescu recalled during an interview.advertisementBianca returned to her native country at the age of 6 with her mom while her dad stayed behind in Canda. The mother-daughter duo returned to Canada permanently a few years later for the better good.A message from your 2019 women’s singles champion, @Bandreescu_!#USOpen pic.twitter.com/3OSLzPLIuwUS Open Tennis (@usopen) September 8, 2019Andreescu and her open media appearancesIn her last 8 game Andreescu, found a way to claw back from a set down to win the match. When asked by a reporter how did she managed to do it, Andreescu replied that she said to herself to bring her “it” together, just barely stopping herself before uttering the preceding “sh.”At the Rogers Cup, she consoled a tearful Serena who had to retire hurt from the final and boosted her with her words. “You’re a f-cking beast.”Andreescu and her love for dogsFrom media day to hoisting the trophy, @Bandreescu_ is all about #USOpen pic.twitter.com/K9lBmnas4LUS Open Tennis (@usopen) September 8, 2019Andreescu has a furry, 7-pound brown dog that often comes to see her play in the matches. Andreescu’s parents brought Coco to the semi-final game where their daughter faced Belinda Bencic.Andreescu and her super fashionable mothersuch a lil nug https://t.co/7aVlwKVXcTBianca (@Bandreescu_) September 5, 2019Bianca Andreescu rose to fame with her phenomenal rise in year 2019. However, it is not just Andreescu in her family who has caught the media attention but her mother Maria Andreescu is also becoming a celebrity in her own right.Maria became the talk of the town with her dressing style during the US Open.Andreescu describes her mother as “the coolest person” she knows. She does seemed like one with her over-sized black sunglasses at night, big hair, and a Versace-esque print top that read “Dog Queen” on the collar, accessorized with the family pooch, Coco, on her lap.She is calm as a monkAndreescu credits her parents, specially her mother, for her success at such early stage. The 19-year-old maintains that she learned how to stay calm in important moments from meditating, something that her mother taught her at a very young age.In the epic showdown on Sunday, Andreescu looked extremely focused and as cool as cucumber against the G.O.A.T Serena Williams and that’s because she knows how to control her mind.”I think if you can control your mind, then you can control a lot of things. When I’m on the court in front of these big stages, I’m really good at just blocking everything and staying in the zone,” Andreescu had said.Also Read | It’s super frustrating: Serena Williams on losing 4 Grand Slam finals since comebackAlso Read | That’s so Canadian: Bianca apologizes to crowd after stunning Serena in US Open finalAlso Read | US Open: Teenager Bianca Andreescu stuns Serena Williams to win her maiden Grand Slam titleadvertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. 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JVP questions move to store paddy at MRIA

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Objects were placed along the road to prevent the vehicles taking the paddy from reaching the airport. The police however later cleared the objects.Some protesters later slept across the road refusing to allow the vehicles to enter the airport. The police however spoke to the protesters and cleared the road. (Colombo Gazette) “If the airport cannot be used for any other purpose then there is no issue in using it to store paddy,” he said.National Freedom Front Leader Wimal Weerawansa also questioned the decision taken by the Government to store paddy at the airport. Several employees of the airport and some residents in the area protested along the road near the airport against using the MRIA to store paddy. The JVP leader said that the Government has no right to use the airport for political purposes as it was built using public funds. The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has questioned the decision to store paddy at the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA).JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake, speaking in Parliament today, asked if the Government has conducted a study before deciding to store paddy at MRIA. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe later said that the Government will agree to hold a debate in Parliament on the Mattala airport.The first stock of paddy was brought to MRIA yesterday but it was greeted with protests.The Paddy Marketing Board had earlier sought approval to store paddy at the MRIA stores. The request was approved and a stock of paddy was taken to the airport today. He said that the study should reveal if the airport cannot be used for anything else other than to store paddy. read more