Canadian Bianca Andreescu made history in the Women’s Singles Finals of the US Open when she defeated and stopped Serena Williams from setting a record of seventh US Open Championship.
Bianca who was only having her fourth slam appearance won the US Open on Saturday against all odds when she beat six-time champion Serena Williams.
The Canadian stunned Serena Williams—and the packed crowd inside Arthur Ashe Stadium—with a 6-3, 7-5 upset of Serena Williams in the women’s singles final. Andreescu becomes the first Canadian to win a Slam singles title in the Open era.
Williams was chasing history at the US Open, trying to become the match-wins leader and the player with the most Open-era singles titles in Flushing Meadows (she is tied with Chris Evert for both, at 101 and six, respectively); and chasing that elusive 24th Slam singles title.
This is what Bianca Andreescu had to say after winning;
“I’m sure I’m not the only person that’s looked up to her. She’s an inspiration to many, many people, not only athletes. What she’s done off the court, too. She’s truly a champion.
“Above all, she’s very kind-hearted. She came up to me in the locker room, she said some really nice things, which I’ll cherish for a really, really long time.
“But, yeah, I’ve really strived to be like her. Who knows? Maybe I can be even better.” — Bianca Andreescu, on Serena Williams