Bianca Apologising to Crowd for Defeating Serena ‘Too Canadian’

Bianca became the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title after beating Williams in the US Open final.

Updated07 Sep 2019, 11:08 PM IST
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At 19 years, Bianca Andreescu on early Sunday, 8 September morning, became the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title as she defeated Serena Williams in the US Open final.

With a 6-3, 7-5 win in New York, Andreescu denied Williams from collecting a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title.

The Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd was overwhelmingly supporting the legendary American player, not surprisingly, and spectators got so loud as she tried to put together a successful comeback that Andreescu covered her ears with her hands after one point.

"I just tried to block everything out," Andreescu said afterward. "I'm just glad with how I managed, really." She even apologised to the spectators for defeating Williams, which according to Twitter, was the ‘most Canadian answer’.

The 19-year-old Andreescu is the first woman to win the trophy at Flushing Meadows in her main-draw tournament debut in the Open era, which started in 1968 when professionals were allowed into Grand Slam tournaments. She only has participated in four majors in her brief career.

(With inputs from AP)

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Published: 07 Sep 2019, 10:49 PM IST
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