Winner of the US Open from her first participation, dominating the final living legend Serena Williams (6-3, 7-5), Bianca Andreescu has achieved a monumental performance. Like her season, where the young Canadian was practically invincible.
Congratulations to Olga Danilovic, who is the last player to beat Bianca Andreescu at the US Open. It was last year, in the first round ... qualifying, and the young Canadian had left injured Flushing Meadows, assailed by doubts, certainly. This time must be far from the Mississauga native in Ontario who, on Saturday night, beat the greatest player of her time, Serena Williams, on the world's largest court, the Arthur-Ashe Stadium, to win her first Grand Slam tournament.
"It's crazy," she told a news conference, reports Radio Canada, "I dreamed about this moment for a long time, I was sure I could be where I am. every day, and the fact that it's come true is crazy, how these visualizations actually work."
Crazy, that's also the word we could use to describe the noise that the New York public was making when Serena was coming back from 5-1 to 5-5 in the second set, having discarded a ball from match. On a cloud since the beginning of the game, the Canadian then suffered the burst of pride of her opponent but, after having lost some means for some games, Andreescu has managed to conclude, the mind (6-3, 7- 5). To add a quality to his game, so complete, especially because of the variety of his palette of moves, which makes it unpredictable.
Unbeaten ... since March
Praise rages on this young player, even if Serena, after having dropped on the court, in front of everyone, that Andreescu had "played extraordinarily well", was more measured at the time of compliment, in a press conference , in smaller committee. "I think she put more intensity than versatility," said the American, "I did not give her many opportunities to use her versatility." I love Bianca, I think it's a Super girl, but I played my worst game of the tournament. "
Louis Borfiga, Tennis Canada coach and vice-president, has another vision of the situation. "Serena Williams is a great champion, but the best player in the world right now is Bianca Andreescu, we've just witnessed a change of guard," says the man who had spawned the Monfils-Gasquet-Tsonga generation at the FFT, before being at the heart of the revival of Canadian tennis, so promising.
Andreescu, in addition to being the first player born in 2000 to win at a Grand Slam tournament (while the ATP circuit is still waiting for a winner born ... in the 1990s), is indeed the one who has most impressed since the beginning of the season. Its balance sheet 2019? 38 wins, 4 losses. She has not lost since March, since she was injured in the spring, and upon her return, she has just followed by victories in Toronto, in front of her audience, then at the US Open. And the craziest figure is probably his record against the Top 10: 8 wins ... and still no defeat.
While Cory Gauff has broken the screen at the last Wimbledon, and does not hide his goal is to exceed the number of titles in Grand Slam Serena Williams (23), Andreescu, who was not born either when the American won her first US Open (1999), she too can display huge ambitions. "My goals are to win as many Grand Slam tournaments as possible and become No. 1 in the world, assured the one that will be No. 5 in the WTA rankings on Monday, Serena - I admire her and try to be like her. Who knows, maybe even better. " This may already be the case.