Can’t a newly-minted Canadian icon get some love from her hero? After making history with her record-breaking weekend victory at the U.S. Open, tennis champion Bianca Andreescu shared some deets about all the messages of love she’s been receiving since (and the ones she hasn’t).
The new champ appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET) last night to much fanfare, still basking in the afterglow of her unexpected win, and when Fallon asked about all the congrats Bianca has received from her fellow countrymen, she couldn’t help but call out the one person whose voice was missing.
“I’ve been feeling all the love from home,” she said, revealing messages of support from all our Canadian faves from Shania Twain, and PM Justin Trudeau, to Steve Nash and the Raptors… but there was at least one prominent Canadian missing from that list—Drake, of course.
“Champagne Papi, I’m waiting for you!” Bianca called out, which she quickly followed up with a bit of back-pedalling, “Don’t at me, don’t at me.” So it seems it was mostly in jest—the only thing worse than having Drake ignore you, is having Drake annoyed at you.
For reals though, Drizzy, if you have time to become BFFs with Millie Bobby Brown, you got time to holler at your girl.
As for Bianca, the Canadian teen (at 19, yes, technically she’s still teenaged), is still wrapping her head around her straight sets win over six-time U.S. Open champ Serena Williams. She shared she’s “been dreaming of this moment for… a pretty long time” but to prevail and hold that trophy was “honestly crazy.” As Fallon wasted no time in mentioning, Bianca achieved some pretty remarkable feats this weekend, including seeing her ranking jump from 152 to 5, becoming the first teen to win a major in over a decade, the first player born in the 2000s to win a major single’s title (let that sink in), and not to mention, becoming the first Canadian tennis player to win a major single’s title—a Grand Slam—full stop… not too shabby, Bianca, not too shabby at all.
And we hope Williams, who enjoyed the support of everyone from the Duchess of Sussex, to Priyanka Chopra, to Queen Latifah in the crowd, isn’t taking the loss too badly. After all, she herself first won the trophy at age 17 back in 1999, so maybe it’s just the inevitable passing of the torch.