‘She’s a straight G’: Andreescu responds to hilarious video of mom's deadpan applause at US Open
Andreescu, seeded 15th, became Canada’s first-ever Grand Slam singles champion when she saw off Williams in straight sets at Flushing Meadows on Saturday, earning the 19-year-old a $3.85 million pay-day and propelling her to new levels of stardom.Also on rt.com Teen star Andreescu wins US Open as Serena Williams' bid for record-tying Grand Slam fails again
But despite her daughter beating all-time great Williams – who was denied a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title – Andreescu’s mom Maria took a distinctly casual approach to the events unfolding at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
One viral clip shows Andreescu senior, sporting her ever-present giant sunglasses, clapping less than enthusiastically and with a look approaching indifference on her face after her daughter had just taken the first set against Williams.
Bianca shared the video on her Twitter account, writing: “This is actually hilarious. My moms a straight G. I’ll never be that cool.”
Andreescu’s parents Maria and Nicu were born in Romania, but moved to Canada in 1994 – six years before their daughter was born.
Maria works at a Toronto-based investment firm, while Nicu is an engineer. Despite appearances on Saturday suggesting otherwise, both parents are huge fans of their daughter’s tennis career and have made big efforts to support her rise.
Maria Andreescu has become something of a viral sensation in her own right during the US Open, being pictured with the family poodle Coco during earlier matches and invariably decked out in glam designer gear.
Andreescu has called her mom “the coolest person I know.”
The teen tennis star enjoyed the traditional winner's photoshoot with a backdrop of the New York skyline on Sunday, and can now reflect on an incredible run of form which will take her to the heady heights of world number five, having started the year outside the top 100.