Serena Williams was defeated, 6-3, 7-5, in the women’s final of the United States Open on Saturday by Bianca Andreescu. Andreescu’s, a 19-year-old Canadian victory made her the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title.
“It’s so hard to explain in words,” Andreescu said at the post-match awards ceremony. “I’m just beyond grateful and truly blessed. I’ve worked really, really hard for this moment. I can’t complain. This year has been a dream come true and now being able to play on this stage against Serena, a true legend of the sport, is amazing.”