Canadian teenager Andreescu defeats S.Williams to win US Open title

Bianca Andreescu       Toronto Star

Bianca Andreescu Toronto Star

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.

Serena Williams branded her performance in the US Open final "inexcusable" and said it was the "worst match" she played during the tournament.

US Open 2019 Final: 19-Year-Old Bianca Andreescu Defeats Serena Williams in Straight Sets 6-4, 7-5.

If she's still motivated and wanting to do it, I think she will carry on. "I could have played better and that's the only solace that I can take right now". Congratulations", she said. "So proud and happy for you.

"Bianca obviously played well".

I've really strived to be like her, Andreescu replied when asked about the similarity in their playing style.

In the entire match, Williams made 33, while Bianca made just 17 mistakes.

"I wanted to win the first point to show her that I am in it to win it".

"I've never held that much money in my life", she said with a wide smile.

"I think that's really been helping me, even in tough situations". She will also get a Dollars 3.85 million check.

Williams already owns six U.S. Open titles and 23 major championships in all. Impressed by her rival's sportsmanship after the match, Williams called Andreescu an "old soul".

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"All of it honestly, truly is super frustrating", Williams said. "I think the crowd really helped her, as well", the Canadian said.

"It's really hard right now to take that moment in and to say you did okay, because I don't believe I did".

"Honestly, the fans started cheering so hard, it just made me play a little better and find a little bit more. I gotta keep fighting through it".

"With her character and mindset, for sure she's going to win several Grand Slams", Mouratoglou said.

"But maybe the pressure of the record is just too much". "I'm still doing what I can do".

Andreescu conceded she did start to doubt herself as Williams, backed by a deafening crowd desperate for her to tie the record, roared back from 5-1 down to level the second set at 5-5, a fightback she was in no way surprised by.

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

There were many players who had raised the bar by upsetting them but majority had shortlived spells of success or became pretty much inconsistent.

"Just being with them to celebrate that moment was very special to me".

In March, as a wildcard, she won the Indian Wells title but a shoulder injury forced her to retire from a last-16 match at the following event in Miami and caused her to miss most of the clay and grasscourt seasons. She's done that many, many times throughout her career.

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