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Andreescu beats Williams in US Open final

September 8, 2019

Bianca Andreescu became Canada's first Grand Slam singles champion with a victory over 23-time major winner Serena Williams in the US Open final.

Bianca Andreescu and Serena Williams hug at the net following the match
Image: AFP/T. A. Clark

Bianca Andreescu started out with a strong lead over Serena Williams and held off a late rally from the American in Saturday's US Open final to win her first Grand Slam title 6-3, 7-5.

Andreescu's victory kept Williams from claiming what would have been her record-tying 24th major singles championship. It's the second year in a row that Williams, 37, lost the US Open final.

The win makes 19-year-old Andreescu the youngest Grand Slam winner since Maria Sharapova at the 2006 US Open and the first woman to win the tournament in her debut at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

sms/km (AP, AFP, dpa)

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