Published: Thu, September 12, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Canada’s champ: Andreescu a US Open victor with a big future

Canada’s champ: Andreescu a US Open victor with a big future

"She started playing much better".

The 19-year-old battled to a 6-3, 7-5 victory in an entertaining final at the US Open in Flushing Meadows.

US veteran tennis player Serena Williams reached the final of the US Open with a bang, beating Serena of Ukraine 6-3, 6-1 in the semifinals.

Her victory at Arthur Ashe Stadium - the site of Williams' first Grand Slam win in 1999 - kept Williams from tying Australia's Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles.

"Definitely the crowd", she said with the laugh when asked what she had to overcome to ensure the second set didn't slip through her fingers.

The second set looked similar to the first one, with Williams being broken in her first service game.

But the woman appearing in her first major final dealt with the occasion far better than the woman playing in her 33rd. "It's definitely frustrating, but for the most part I just am still here".

Last year, the Romania-born girl whose parents came to her matches with her dog, won 44 out of 48 WTA matches.

If she's still motivated and wanting to do it, I think she will carry on. She will also get a Dollars 3.85 million check.

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Williams, who has not won a Slam since the 2017 Australian Open while she was pregnant with daughter Olympia, said the time after her loss was spent pondering why she played so woefully.

Bianca Andreescu had the U.S. Open trophy in her hands and one thought going through her mind. "I know you guys wanted Serena to win, so I'm so sorry". Clearly it used to be anticipated for Serena to fight attend, she's finished that so many cases within the previous and that's the reason why she's a lawful champion on and off the court.

The 37-year-old Williams has now played in four grand slam finals since having a baby but lost them all.

Andreescu was the No. 15 seed in a tournament that saw last year's defending champion, Naomi Osaka, ousted by Switzerland's Belinda Bencic in the fourth round.

Serena Williams of the United States reacts during her Women's Singles final match against Bianca Andreescu of Canada on Day 13 of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sunday in Queens borough of New York City.

"I've never held that much money in my life", she said with a wide smile. "It's hard to just block everything out, but I think I did a pretty good job at that". I could have played better.

"I will't bitch, this year has been a dream approach lawful and now being in a neighborhood to play on this stage against Serena, a lawful legend of the sport, is phenomenal".

"Since then, honestly I've been visualising it nearly every single day".

Following plenty of heartwarming celebration after securing championship point, the Mississauga, Ont. native remained calm and humble during her interview with ESPN's Tom Rinaldi.

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