Maria Camila Osorio Serrano defeated Alexandra Yepifanova in straight sets, 6-1 6-0, to win the US Open junior girls singles title. Speaking in a press conference, Serrano described her achievement as something unreal. She felt a lot of support from her country: "There was a lot of people from Colombia cheering for me.
And also yesterday after the semis, there was a lot of people also texting me and sending me a message on Instagram and saying that they believe in me and that I'm doing a great job. So I was, like, 'Okay. What is going to happen if I win the tournament? Yeah, nothing.'
I'm really thankful for this and I want to thank them because the whole week they have been, you know, supporting. So just thank you for that." On her future goals, Serrano added: "Just focused on be pro and get a better ranking in WTA right now.
After this week I will be like 230 or something. My goal is to get into qualies in Australia. I will play a lot of pro tournaments. Win some matches and see if I can get in." She also sent a message to the 20-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer: "If he's watching this, This is for you, too.
You're my inspiration. I love you so much. Yeah, that's it. So I hope he can say something to me. Just like, 'Hi.' It's okay for me. Just hi. It's fine."