The impact of Canada's historic Billie Jean King Cup triumph over the weekend is still being felt. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his congratulations to the team in a social media post on Thursday, calling the team's accomplishment "one for the history books" in a post on X, the platform formerly called Twitter.

On Sunday, behind singles wins for 18-year-old Marina Stakusic and 2021 US Open finalist Leylah Fernandez, Canada beat Italy 2-0 to win its first-ever title in the 60-year history of the storied team competition.

"We'll be replaying—and reliving—this moment for quite some time," Trudeau added, reposting the video of Fernandez's title-clinching match point.


But Canada's top politician wasn't the only person to offer their congratulations: The rest of the country's tennis contingent were also excited.

Bianca Andreescu, who shut down her season after losing in the first round of Canada's top tournament in Montreal due to a back injury, led the kudos for her peers from afar.


Twelve months ago, the Canadian men also made history by winning the country's first-ever Davis Cup title, and members of that team were quick to chime in with their kudos.

Denis Shapovalov, for one, said he was "pumped," while veteran Milos Raonic reflected on how much the country has grown as a tennis powerhouse over the last decade-plus in the top echelons of the sport.

"Canada is world champs in both men’s and women’s tennis at the same time. Who would have thought it 13 years ago!!!" he wrote on X.


But captain Heidi El Tabakh, a former WTA pro and first female captain to lead her team to the Billie Jean King Cup title since Kathy Rinaldi in 2017, hoped that the victory would stir the most emotions in the next generation.

"I hope we inspire a lot of young girls and young kids to pick up the racquet and say, 'One day we could do this,'" she said.

"We're one of the leading sports in Canada right now, and because of what these girls did, I hope that we continue to inspire and motivate young kids."