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Bianca Andreescu beats 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams in US Open final

Canada's Andreescu, 19, wins maiden Grand Slam title

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Bianca Andreescu, 19-year-old brings her absolute best tennis to defeat Serena Williams becoming Canada’s first-ever Grand Slam champion in singles.

Serena Williams had been aiming for record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title, but her quest for the title came unstuck against the teenager who beat her by 6-3 7-5.

It has been the most intense game, Bianca Andreescu took charge early, going up by a set and two breaks, then held off a late charge by Serena Williams to win the maiden grand slam title.

“Being able to play on this stage against Serena, a true legend in this sport, is amazing,” said Andreescu, who was appearing in her first major final.

While Williams who played her33rd final, said, “Oh, man, it wasn’t easy at all.”

The 37-year-old American remains stuck on 23 Grand Slam singles title, one shy of Margaret Court’s mark for the most in history.

 

Earlier, Britain’s Jamie Murray and Bethanie Mattek-Sands beat Chan Hao-ching and Michael Venus 6-2 6-3 in US Open mixed doubles final

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