Bianca Andreescu had a stunning two weeks at the US Open, culminating with her straight-sets defeat of Serena Williams in the final. But a good portion of the people watching couldn't help but let some of their attention divert to who's been in Andreescu's box: Maria and Coco—yes, another famous Coco—Andreescu.
i mean, she's had such a champion run pic.twitter.com/ykDNPL80Zg— rachel syme (@rachsyme) September 7, 2019
Style is a major sideshow in Flushing Meadows, and Bianca's mom, Maria, and dog, Coco, fit right in and stood right out—so much so that Rachel Syme, a leading voice on fashion and occasionally tennis, had a field day with the duo on Twitter.
I think we can all agree that tonight Bianca Andrescu’s mom also won pic.twitter.com/BDQriWcyuS— rachel syme (@rachsyme) September 7, 2019
vuitton scarf, sunglasses after dark— rachel syme (@rachsyme) September 7, 2019
match point pic.twitter.com/W4GdCd3e7G
we really have no choice but to stan! pic.twitter.com/YG7R9iTXqa— rachel syme (@rachsyme) September 7, 2019
Of course, Syme wasn't the only one to take note.
She is an EVENT. https://t.co/a6pZdoWiD3— ???????????????????? ????????????????ツ (@DKTNNS) September 5, 2019
...and the dog. Work. pic.twitter.com/akit6Ficqy— Charles (@CharlesConoly) September 5, 2019
Maria, a compliance officer, and Bianca's father, Nicu, and engineer, immigrated to Canada from Romania in 1994, six years before Bianca was born.
bianca’s mom with another fantastic look tonight pic.twitter.com/qNohy11VEx— Becca Laurie (@imbeccable) September 6, 2019
Coco the poodle even had her own credential, but that doesn't necessarily mean she was allowed to be at Bianca's matches.
Nicu told The New York Times that Coco wasn't supposed to be let in, but that they could get by without Bianca being penalized if they kept her on the floor.
coco wasn't even allowed inside the open but that did not stop her from attending https://t.co/aNtMlYCvIE— rachel syme (@rachsyme) September 7, 2019
So Bianca's championship was, in some ways, a team effort—by a team that will no doubt be recognized all over the world from here on.
Andreescu is expected to be ranked a best-yet No. 5 on Monday, but, really, this feels like just the beginning, for all the Andreescus.