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Bianca Andreescu defeats Serena Williams to win U.S. Open women’s final

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Bianca Andreescu defeats Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 in U.S. Open women’s final, becoming the first Canadian in history to win a Grand Slam singles title.

Andreescu, who at just 19 has dominated the tennis scene this year. A year ago, the Canadian lost in the first round of qualifying in Flushing; however, things began to turn when the calendar pages flipped to 2019 as she made the final in Auckland, won a title at Newport Beach and collected two WTA titles at Indian Wells (the first Wild Card to do so) and in Toronto at the Rogers Cup (first Canadian to win in 50 years).

The win in Toronto in early August was against Williams, who was forced to retire just four games into the first set with a back injury. Andreescu consoled Williams, leading to a shared admiration among the pair. The Mississauga, Ont., native has had her own injury struggles, retiring from the Miami Open and withdrawing from Wimbledon and after a first-round win at the French Open. However, when she does complete a match, Andreescu has not lost since March 1 — a 23-game winning streak.

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