Bianca Andreescu shares keys of win over Serena Williams

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Bianca Andreescu shares keys of win over Serena Williams

Bianca Andreescu opened up on the keys of her US Open straight-set final win over Serena Williams. The Canadian player said: "I just fought until the end. I know she came back in the second set, as expected. That’s why she’s a true legend of this sport.

Having that opportunity to play against her, above all, she’s just a kind person. So I’m really grateful for that experience”. Andreescu added: "It’s so hard to explain in words, but 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 this sport — is amazing."

Andreescu concluded: "I could barely hear myself think out there. The crowd is crazy. That’s what makes the U.S. Open so special in New York. It’s the fans, it’s the atmosphere. I’m glad at how I managed just not to let anything distract me.

I was literally in the zone”. The 19-year-old is ranked fifth in the world, a new career-high after her US Open win. Last year, at the tournament, she had lost in the first round of the qualifiers. This year, she won the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, and the Rogers Cup in Toronto, too, this year.