Bianca Andreescu apologizes to crowd for defeating Serena Williams


She started serving so well, balls going all over the build the build.

Bianca Andreescu, a 19-year old Canadian tennis player of Romanian origin, won the US Open title on Saturday, after a two-set victory (6-3, 7-5) against former world number one Serena Williams.

The Canadian young lady is the first person from her country to win a singles Grand Slam title and the first teenager to win a major singles title since Maria Sharapova in 2006.

"I think there are some similarities", the Canadian said while comparing her playing style with Williams' game.

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu last night saw off the challenge of history-chasing Serena Williams to win her first major title in NY.

Her defeating the six-time US Open champion in her own country was a pure display of passion and the want of winning more. I just tried to breathe as much as I could from the moment I woke up until the match.

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

"I'm sure I'm not the only person that's looked up to her". She became the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam finals.

Women's US Open 2019 champion Bianca Andreescu celebrates her victory.

"I think your biggest weapon is to be as prepared as you can".

"I told myself to put the goddamn ball inside the court", she said.

The match represented another hard loss for the 37-year-old Williams since her return to tennis last year after the birth of her daughter in 2017. "I just wish I could have played better".

"If anyone else could win the US Open - except for Venus - I'm glad it's Bianca", she said with a laugh, referring to her older sister who had cheered her on from the players' box, which also included Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.

"I think being on the court is nearly a little bit more relaxing than hanging out with a 2-year-old that's dragging you everywhere", Williams told USA Today after a commanding semifinals performance against Ukraine's Elina Svitolina on Thursday. But if you believe that there are good times ahead, then those tough moments are definitely worth it. Then, her face in disbelief, 19-year-old Andreescu hugged Williams at the net and fell to the blue court, basking in her feat. "I think everyone should go through it because it just makes you stronger".

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 definitely did better than I did against Halep".

"I was just thinking, honestly at that point, 'Wow, this is awful".