(Graphic: Natalia Cuevas Huaico)

Morning Start: Making Canadian tennis history

Your morning start: Fun fact, weather, and video of the day

Fun Fact of the day:

The last time a Canadian made it to the US Open singles final?

#SheTheNorth is the number one trend on Canadian Twitter this morning, and for good reason. Bianca Andreescu continued her meteoric rise in the tennis world when she defeated Belinda Bencic of Belgium in straight sets Thursday evening, sending her to the finals of the US Open, where she’ll play Serena Williams in a rematch of the Rogers Cup final (though this time around we can hope for a full match with healthy players on either side of the net).

The last time a Canadian singles player, male or female, made it to the US Open finals? Never. It hasn’t happened before.

Canadians have reached the finals in other Grand Slam tournaments – Eugenie Bouchard becoming Canada’s sports darling at Wimbledon 2014 comes to mind, as well as Milos Raonic’s Wimbledon finals appearance in 2016. But he list is short, and at 19 years old Andreescu is among the youngest to make the final, Canadian or not.

Weather forecast according to Environment Canada:

Temperatures are getting up there, but it shouldn’t be too warm to ruin any outdoor activities. On the other hand the Penticton area might get a little damp…

In Kelowna: Cloudy early on, becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning. The high is 31 C.

Tonight: Skies clearing up this evening, Low 13 C.

In Vernon: Cloudy early morning with sun coming through in the later morning hours. High 31 C.

Tonight: Clear skies and a low of 16 C.

In Penticton: Mainly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers early this morning and late this afternoon. High 31 C.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers early this evening. Clearing late this evening. Low of 13 C.

In Salmon Arm: Cloudy to start with a mix of sun and cloud early this morning. High 30 C.

Tonight: A few clouds and a low of 12 C.

Video of the day:

This is the footage you’ll get if your dog steals your Go Pro…

WATCH: Canada’s Bianca Andreescu advances to US Open final vs. Serena Williams


Brendan Shykora
Follow us: Facebook | Twitter

Just Posted

Photos from Kelowna’s 39th annual Terry Fox Run

Residents of Kelowna took on cancer in the rain and had a blast.

Kelowna classroom where child allegedly overdosed re-opens after cleaning

An 8-year-old was unresponsive and unable to walk after ingesting an unknown substance at school.

Rockets make cuts to Memorial Cup roster

The Kelowna Rockets re-assigned three players to their respective farm-affiliates on Sunday.

Rockets lose to Blazers in nail-biting shootout

The Rockets came back to tie the game 2-2, but would ultimately lose in a nine-round shootout.

Okanagan brothers recognized with medals of bravery for saving four from drowning in 2013

The two brothers saved four from drowning after they were swept into the rough waters of Wood Lake.

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Federal party leaders address gun violence after weekend shooting near Toronto

One teen was killed and five people injured in the shooting

Video: Rain doesn’t deter Terry Fox runners in Salmon Arm

Dozens showed up to continue the Canadian icon’s marathon of hope.

Conservatives promise tax cut that they say will address Liberal increases

Scheer says the cut would apply to the lowest income bracket

B.C. VIEWS: Cutting wood waste produces some bleeding

Value-added industry slowly grows as big sawmills close

Fewer trees, higher costs blamed for devastating downturn in B.C. forestry

Some say the high cost of logs is the major cause of the industry’s decline in B.C.

Federal food safety watchdog says batch of baby formula recalled

The agency says it’s conducting a food safety investigation

Road block was costly legal battle for Summerland

Resolving Garnet Valley dispute took six years

Most Read