Bianca Andreescu recalled her early memories of Serena Williams. "I remember watching her when I was about 10. I don't remember specifically a moment. I watched her win most of her Grand Slam titles. I think she's fighting for her 24th on Saturday.
I'm sure she's going to bring her A game. I'm going to try to bring my A game, too. Hopefully I guess may the best player win", said Andreescu looking ahead to the US Open final." Andreescu also recalled her Rogers Cup final win by retirement over Serena last month: "I don't think she was playing her best tennis in Toronto.
Obviously she was having pain in her back. I got a sense of how her ball is. So yeah." Andreescu also commented on her progression this year: "Auckland was the first time I've ever beaten a top-10 player. The next match I ended up beating Venus Williams, a true champion of this sport.
So the feelings were a little bit different than in Indian Wells because that was, like, the first actual victory I'd ever gotten, like my best win ever. Then I just kept believing in myself. I think the confidence really skyrocketed after that tournament.
Even in Australia, I think I was playing well. I remember I went through quallies. I won a round. Now being in the finals is just really special."