“Giant killer” Andreescu defeats Serena Williams at US Open final

Serena Williams tried a late rally on Saturday night, but it wasn’t enough to save the day as Bianca Andreescu beat her 6-3, 7-5 in the U.S. Women’s Open Final.

Andreescu has become the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam single title with her courageous achievement.

The 19-year-old held to beat the legendary Serena Williams with her nerves.

Williams, 37, played for her 24th Grand Slam singles title, which would have tied Margaret Court’s all-time record, but she failed to do so again.

On Saturday, Andreescu won the first set when Williams doubled the young Canadian holding advantage.

The second set was quite tense as a spirited fightback was attempted by the American tennis legend, but in the end it was the young Canadian who prevailed.

Andreescu also defeated Williams in the final of the Rogers Cup last month before the outing on Saturday when the American withdrew owing to injury.

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Taylor Townsend, Caroline Wozniacki, Kirsten Flipkens and Katie Volynets were defeated by Andreescu on her journey to the final.

Williams has lost in four Grand Slam finals since she returned to court after giving birth.

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