The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, September 7, 2019 5:18PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, September 7, 2019 6:13PM EDT
NEW YORK – Bianca Andreescu is the U.S. Open champion.
The Mississauga, Ont., native downed tennis great Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday to become the first Canadian to ever win a Grand Slam singles title.
After pumping her fists and congratulating Williams on a well-played match, Andreescu lay on the court, covering her face as she processed the win.
She then stood and made a heart shape with her hands before climbing a ladder to get into the stands and hug her parents.
The final was a rematch of last month’s Rogers Cup women’s championship in Toronto, which Andreescu won when Williams retired down 3-1 in the first set.
That match lasted less than 20 minutes and gave Andreescu her second WTA victory of the season.