A New Queen Enthrone, Andreescu Stunned Serena In Grand Slam Final.

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Champion Andreescu, source

Lightning strikes twice at the US Open final as Americas Serena Williams loses her 2nd consecutive US Open final to tournament revelation and Canadian 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu, Andreescu won in straight sets 6-3, 7-5 to stun not just Serena but the capacity crowd at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday and lifts the US Open trophy in her very 1st US Open main draw appearance.

The rise of Andreescu to women tennis is swift, just a little over a year ago, Andreescu was ranked outside the top 200 in the world(WTA) and was ranked 152 at the start of the present calendar year, however, astonishing title-winning runs at the WTA Indian Wells Masters & Canadian Open has seen her stock risen on world stage, moving to 15th on the WTA rankings. Her latest feat will see her move to 5th in the world when the new rankings are released. Bianca Andreescu becomes the 1st Canadian man or woman to win a Grand Slam singles title, the youngest woman to win a Grand Slam title since Russian duo of Maria Sharapova(17yrs) and Svetlana Kuznetsova(19yrs) won the 2004 Wimbledon and US Open respectively. Andreescu also joined a few women on the list of tournament's debutant to lift the trophy(Goolagong Cawley; 1971 Roland Garros, Virginia Wade; 1972 Aus Open, Barbara Jordan; 1979 Aus Open, Monica Seles; 1991 Aus Open.)

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Surprised Andreescu in cloud 9, source

Contrasting performances for both players on the night, while Serena struggled to replicate the sorts of confidence and finesse she'd displayed all tournament, her opponent Andreescu, on the other hand, was brimming in confidence, despite all the jeers and cheers of the home crowd rooting for Serena. Andreescu got off to a dream start, breaking Serena's serve in the very 1st game and held on to lead 2-0. Serena did pull back to 1-2 and then, saved 5 breakpoints to hold serve in game 7 but still trails Andreescu 3-4. By the end of the opening set, Serena had uncharacteristically made 14 unforced error and would eventually succumb to 3-6 1st-set loss to Andreescu.

Andreescu began the 2nd set with the same momentum as the 1st, racing to a 2 game lead. Serena immediately broke back but found herself trailing and fighting to stay on the court at 1-5. However, with the home fans constantly cheering her, she found her momentum, saved championship point to break Andreescu 2-5 and went on a 4 consecutive winning game to level the 2nd set at 5-5. Andreescu would not be denied of victory though, as she wrapped up he set 7-5 in a remarkable fashion.

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Dejected Serena, source

Serena made a total of 33 unforced errors and 8 double faults on the night to her own undoing. Her quest for a record-equalling 24 Grand Slam titles will have to wait for another Grand Slam at least. It's the 2nd consecutive Grand Slam final defeat for the American, having lost Wimbledon to Romania's Simona Halep, and her 4th Grand Slam defeats since her 2018 Wimbledon loss to Germany's Angelique Kerber.

Another sporting achievement for Canada in 2019(Toronto Raptors winning the NBA). Congratulations to Bianca Andreescu and to all Canadians.

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The dramatic rise of Andreescu is admirable.

I have also read an article about Serena crying because of her lose. But I think she did her all. Though she is now dethroned, but I believe, she still earned people's respect. 😉

Congratulations to the new champion, Bianca Andreescu!

Thank you for this beautiful sports news. 😊

Its always painful to lose, i can understand Serena's tears. Shs is a fighter, she ll give it a shot again in next slam.

Yeah. But according to the article, she is also experiencing back pains too during the game. 😢 So, I guess the pain is double. 😭

The two players did well, one stood out more but it doesn't mean they didn't do their best for the prize! Your post is very well written, you gave me emotion and I would like to read more of this hehe

Yes they both put up a good fight, Andreescu had youthfulness on her side, Serena has past her prime.
Thanks for your kind words

I love tennis. This unpublished final at the US Open brings a lot of thought to Serena Williams. She is not the same. He makes many unforced errors and has no confidence, does not convey trust. The new queen of the US Open Bianca Andreescu won with a remarkable performance.
Women's tennis always has many surprises. Serena has always remained in spite of her failures, while other players have almost disappeared from the TOP Ten. I hope that young Andreescu begins to show that we will see her in many more finals. Thank you for this wonderful post @peman,

Definitely Serena not the same force she use to, she however did well going all the ti the final yet again, Andreescu was just faster and fitter. It will take something special for any women player to reach Serena's total in open era.
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