United States : Serena Williams was stunned at the US open finals for the second successive year as she was defeated by teenager Bianca Andreescu. Like last year, this year too, the grand slam winner was conquered over by a fearless young thruster from the next generation.
After Naomi Osaka outplayed Williams last year on Arthur Ashe Stadium, it was the turn of 19 year old Bianca Andreescu on Saturday, who produced a near-flawless performance and lived up to William’s description of her as an “old soul”. The main difference was that this remained a tennis match, rather than a psychological drama.
William’s tennis might have faltered under the huge pressure she faced from an inspired Andreescu, but she never threatened to repeat last year’s run-in with chair umpire Carlos Ramos. There was no controversy – just one of the most phenomenal and complete displays from a newcomer that this sport has ever seen.
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Bianca’s footwork was phenomenal with eyes wide open and her shots often bold and true. Her remarkable 6-3, 7-5 victory, which capped her first appearance in the U.S. Open thwarted the 37 year old William’s latest attempt to match Margaret Court’s record of 24 major single titles.