Bianca Andreescu recalled when she defeated Serena Williams in the straight-set, US Open final, 6-3 7-5. The Canadian player, who won her maiden Grand Slam title last month, said: "It was the most special moment in my life.
I and my coach did not go through an easy time in the past, but we fought against everything. Against injuries, for example. Sylvain Bruneau is like a friend. He is like a second father, who takes care of me. He is a fantastic person and we get along well also off the court.
My parents have been supporting me from the beginning. That's the most important thing. Having good people around us, who love us. I will not thank them enough." Analyzing specifically her win over Williams, Andreescu added: "I was surprised, but at the same time, not a lot.
I knew I was very well prepared. And I had faced her in Toronto. It was very short, just four games but I knew how she was hitting the ball." Andreescu finally opened up on what she told Naomi Osaka at the net after their match in Beijing's China Open quarter-finals.
"I said, Congrats, you played amazing. She said, You're amazing. What did I say then? Oh, I said, We're going to have so many more matches like this. I can't wait to see what the future holds. She's like, Yup, I'm excited," the 19-year-old concluded.