Defeat means American Williams is still chasing a record-equalling 24th major. "She's an inspiration to many, many people", Andreescu said after beating the 23-time Grand Slam victor. She was No. 152 in the world at the start of the year, and reached No. 15, and now with the US Open title, Andreescu is set to become No. 5.
With the win at Flushing Meadows, NY, Andreescu will now move into the top five players in the world on the WTA Tour. "You've made history and made a whole country very proud".
"Yeah, it was incredible tennis". "It gave me inspiration and it makes me feel happy".
Bianca Andreescu of Canada celebrates with the championship trophy. Having been broken just three times all fortnight, she dropped serve six times in the final, including the first game and the last. "It's so insane, man", she said on Saturday. "I tried to prepare my best. So right now I'm just on cloud nine".
"I think your biggest weapon is to be as prepared as you can".
It has simply been a remarkable 2019 tennis season for Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ontario.
She has been one of the best Canadian sports stories of the year.
Serena Williams and Bianca Andreescu.
"I was just thinking, honestly at that point, wow, this is bad", said Williams.
"So when I step on the court, I just really try to show my best character, just to have that good example for other players".
Tennis Industry Association President Greg Mason on the U.S. Open and why the tennis industry in expanding. It wasn't quite the $3.85 million she took home Saturday, but it apparently worked. It's also Andreescu's age, making her the youngest US Open champion since Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in 2004.
Both her footwork and first serve deserted Williams for most of the match until, at 5-1 down in the second set and facing championship point, she mounted an unlikely comeback. "This year has been a dream come true and now, to play Serena on this stage, a true legend of this sport, is incredible". "My team has been so supportive through all the ups and downs and downs and downs and downs", she said. "That's what she does best". When asked what she had to overcome to get over the finish line in the post-match, on-court interview, Andreescu responded: "The crowd".
The fearless Andreescu's power game was too much for Williams who lost 6-3, 7-5.
Williams wasn't her usual self. Then she climbed up into her box to hug her coach and parents.
The Canadian did win the point from a Williams error and went on claim a victory she had for so long worked for. The clock is ticking on her career.
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