US Open Final: Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams, clinches maiden Grand Slam title
New Delhi : Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu handed over defeat to Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 in US Open 2019 final. She became Canada's first Grand Slam singles champion on Saturday with a rollercoaster win over 23-time major champion Serena Williams in the US Open final.
Bianca also became the youngest Grand Slam winner since Maria Sharapova at the 2006 US Open, handing Williams a fourth consecutive defeat in the final of a major to again deny her a record-equaling 24th Slam title.
This is the second consecutive time Serena Williams had to face finals defeat after a 2018 defeat against Naomi Osaka best remembered for a furious tirade against chair umpire Carlos Ramos.
Serena Williams on her performance in US Open Final
Serena called her performance "inexcusable". She faced defeat from the 19-year-old on the same ground where she had scored her first ever grand slam title 20 years back, nine months before Andreescu was born.
"I love Bianca. I think she's a great girl. But I think this was the worst match I've played all tournament. It's hard to know that you could do better," Serena Williams said.
"Bianca obviously played well. I think her returns make me play better and put pressure on my serve.
"At the same time it's inexcusable for me to play at that level."
"I believe I could have played better. I believe I could have done more. I believe I could have just been more Serena today," Williams said.
"I honestly don't think Serena showed up. I have to kind of figure out how to get her to show up in Grand Slam finals."