"Wow. Just WOW.
"It’s real, girl."
The national newspapers in Canada are full of Bianca Andreescu's maiden Grand Slam title win. Rosie DiManno in The Star was thrilled to see "[a] teen whippersnapper of such audacious talent and pleasing personality, so clearly over the moon".
The Globe and Mail enthuses: "She’s been lauded for the way she plays - whether it's clawing her way back from deficits, keeping opponents off-balance with her versatility, or hitting the cover off balls with her nasty forehand."
The rest of the world's media hailed a new champion, with The Washington Post noting that she "[upheld] the premise that she possesses otherworldly guts" and ESPN adding, "Andreescu had come to New York a player to watch, and is leaving as tennis' next superstar and Williams' new heir apparent."
The Boston Globe praises her courage: "Even her coin-toss choice showed just how bold she is: Andreescu opted to receive, a decision that at first glance might have seemed unusual, given that she was facing the woman generally regarded as the possessor of the greatest serve in the game, now or ever."
The Guardian's Kevin Mitchell looks to the future: "Now the glare shifts irresistibly away from an established legend of the game to a player who has all the qualities to become one. She is added to the cast of prodigies in the women’s game being hailed as successors and saviours when Serena finally leaves the stage."
And Joel Drucker of Tennis.com put Andreescu's win in its historical context: "A year ago, Andreescu had exited the USTA National Tennis Center in anonymity. She’d lost a first round qualifying match on Court 4 that day, simply one of dozens ushered back to tennis’ minor leagues.
"This Saturday evening, Andreescu would depart in a very different way. Inside the biggest stadium in tennis, in front of a crowd louder than it had ever been, versus the greatest woman in tennis history, Andreescu had become the first player to win the US Open the first time she’d played it. She’d also become the first Canadian - man or woman - to earn a Grand Slam singles title."