Bianca Andreescu foiled both Serena Williams and a blaring Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd at the U.S. Open.
19-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu made some history of her own when Serena Williams was looking to tie Margaret Court in the tennis record books.
Becoming the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title, Canadian Bianca Andreescu beat Serena Williams (6-3, 7-5).
Bianca curbed Williams’s latest push for a 24th such title that would level her with Margaret Court atop the all-time chart.
The Ontario-born daughter of Romanian immigrants returned a weak serve from Williams with a reliable forehand to seal the game.
In her first U.S. Open main draw appearance, Bianca used her powerful forehand and was helped by a slew of uncharacteristically bad serve from the veteran Williams.
The 19-year-old hugged Williams at the net and fell to the blue court, basking in her feat.
The younger “beast” said, “Being able to play on this stage against Serena, a true legend in this sport is amazing.”
Bianca Andreescu is a Grand Slam champion and becomes the 10th different woman to win a title in the last 12 major.