Joined by means of loads of Torontonians desperate to witness the legit get started of the vacation season, tennis champion Bianca Andreescu hosted an legit rite Thursday night to illuminate Toronto Eaton Centre’s iconic Christmas tree.  

“I bear in mind if truth be told coming remaining 12 months to observe this being lit up,” Andreescu, 19, instructed CBC Toronto on the rite. “Now having the ability to do it’s in reality implausible.” 

Watch the tree being lit up:


After what she says used to be an “off season” enjoying in Europe, the winner of this 12 months’s Rogers Cup and U.S. Open mentioned she’s able to have a good time the vacations along with her circle of relatives. 

“Now I am again house, and I am simply in reality hoping I will be able to have a good time Christmas at house, have a white Christmas, with a bit of luck,” she mentioned.  

Mississauga local Bianca Andreescu, who was the highest-ranked Canadian tennis participant in WTA Excursion historical past remaining month, hosted the yearly rite to illuminate the Toronto Eaton Centre’s iconic Christmas tree. (Rob Krbavac/CBC)


The Mississauga local says her vacation traditions come with looking for gifts on the Eaton Centre, skating, and the House By myself Christmas films. 

And naturally, she’s at all times attended the rite to illuminate the tree. 

Bianca’s 2019

Andreescu’s upward thrust within the tennis international this 12 months started in January on the ASB Vintage in Auckland the place she reached the finals. 

She then received the Oracle Challenger Collection event and her first occupation Premier Obligatory name got here in March on the BNP Paribas Open.

She then beat Serena Williams within the Rogers Cup ultimate in Toronto when Williams retired from the fit because of an harm. They met once more in the United States Open ultimate, with Andreescu successful in directly units. 

Andreescu closes the season with a 48-7 won-loss report.

Since then, Andreescu has turn out to be the highest-ranked Canadian tennis participant in WTA Excursion historical past.

‘It is been a dream of mine’

The superstar is recuperating from a knee harm she suffered throughout the WTA Finals. 

Now she says her knee “is not a in reality large factor” anymore, however she is going to take a little time off in preparation for her subsequent  tennis stint in Australia. 

She additionally says she is gearing up for 2020 Summer season Olympics in Tokyo. 

“It is been a dream of mine to accomplish there, and representing my nation all over I pass is such an ideal privilege,” she mentioned. 

“I am in reality taking a look ahead to it.” 

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