Canadian athlete Bianca Andreescu added another honor with becoming the first tennis player to be awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s top athlete.
The 19-year-old acquires the honor after a season which saw her become the first player from Canada to win a Grand Slam singles title with her triumph at the US Open, where she crushed Serena Williams in the finals.
She likewise turned into the first Canadian in quite a while to win the Rogers Cup, additionally crushing Williams in the last.
“I’m so grateful for this honor,” Andreescu said. “I was not anticipating it and to be the main tennis player to win is considerably increasingly dreamlike.”
Andreescu was a consistent decision for the honor, which is chosen by a survey of 30 sports writers.
Different candidates for the honor included Brooke Henderson (golf), Jordan Binnington (ice hockey), Andre De Grasse (sports) and Mike Soroka (baseball).
Past winners of the honor incorporate ice hockey legends Wayne Gretzky, Sidney Crosby and Bobby Orr, 1996 Olympic 100-meter gold medallist Donovan Bailey and previous Formula One best on the planet Jacques Villeneuve.