There were many players who had raised the bar by upsetting them but majority had shortlived spells of success or became pretty much inconsistent.
The 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu became the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title at the US Open as she shocked 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams of the United States in the women's singles final in straight sets on Saturday.
That support not only helped her survive Serena Williams, but also through the tougher times she faced long before she made her US Open main draw debut, when she couldn't win a match in qualifying a year earlier.
"Being able to play on this stage against Serena, a true legend in this sport, is fantastic", said Andreescu, after winning her first major final appearance.
At the changeover at 6-5, Andreescu composed herself in the chair before holding her nerve to fashion two more match points and belting the second past the six-time champion for a remarkable victory.
If she's still motivated and wanting to do it, I think she will carry on.
She has now lost more grand slam finals over the last three years than she did over a 17-year period prior to 2016.
"I think it builds you as a character".
The teen grew to develop into the fundamental Canadian in historical previous to engage a Most fundamental and persevered her phenomenal speed of 24 suits unbeaten in 2019 with her gorgeous success.
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The teenager, who started the year ranked 152 in the world, climbed into the stands to embrace her parents and team after her victory. "I know you guys wanted Serena to win, so I'm so sorry". The frustration at finishing the tournament another runner-up trophy is still too fresh for her.
That gave her a huge win over the 37-year-old superstar who was looking to capture her record-tying 24th major win.
"I never thought it would be this hectic, but I'm not complaining", she told Good Morning America.
"I could have just been more Serena today", the mother of one reflected.
If you didn't know Bianca Andreescu was Canadian when she won the U.S. Open, you certainly realized it very quickly during her post-match interview.
"I guess I've got to keep going if I want to be a professional tennis player". I could have played better.
"In my short career, I've been through a lot, injury-wise, and those moments weren't easy for me because I just kept getting injured".
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.
"I was just thinking, honestly at that point, 'Wow, this is awful".