Serena Williams commented on her US Open straight-set final loss to Bianca Andreescu on Saturday. The American player said: "Definitely disappointing. I felt like I could have done so many things a little bit better. But she played really well, and she deserves this championship."
On herself and Andreescu, Williams added: "We're really similar in terms of we both are fighters and we both are really intense. I feel like we both enjoy what we do, but at the same time - it's hard to describe - super intense with what we do."
The former world No. 1 is still one Grand Slam title away from Margaret Court's 24 crowns: "I'm not necessarily chasing a record. I'm just trying to win Grand Slams. It's definitely frustrating, you know.
But for the most part I just am still here. I'm still doing what I can do." On being down 5-1 in the second set, Serena added: "I was just thinking, honestly at that point, Wow, this is terrible. Like you got to play better.
I have to do better. I just couldn't go down like that, so I just wanted to play a little bit better."