You got to play better.
The 19-year-old battled to a 6-3, 7-5 victory in an entertaining final at the US Open in Flushing Meadows.
All of Canada, it seemed, was clinging on to Andreescu's every shot during a bold and brilliant performance on Saturday in which she dominated rallies with punishing groundstrokes to overwhelm tennis great Serena Williams in straight sets.
Williams has now lost her last four Grand Slam finals, last winning in Australia in 2017 before the hard birth of her daughter later that year.
This is Serena's fourth final in the last six major tournaments.
"Also, I mean, it's part of life going through situations like that", Andreescu said.
Andreescu insists she was not interested in earning huge amounts for herself, though, instead determined to secure enough in prize money to allow her parents to travel with her on the WTA Tour.More news: Sixth death possibly linked to vaping
"I'm sure it's really nice for the Americans to come on that court". She became the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam finals. "I guess these visualisations really, really work".
The teen grew to develop into the fundamental Canadian in historical previous to engage a Most fundamental and persevered her phenomenal speed of 24 suits unbeaten in 2019 with her gorgeous success.
Andreescu, who was not even born when Williams won the 1999 US Open, said that while the American has been an inspiration for her fledgling career, she wants to create her own legacy in tennis. "I know you guys wanted Serena to win, so I'm so sorry".
French-language newspaper Le Journal De Montreal crowned Andreescu the new queen with its "La Nouvelle Reine" headline, which featured a full-page photo of her on court kissing the US Open trophy.
"I feel like, in 20 years, I definitely will be like, "Wow, that wasn't so bad", the 37-year-old Williams said, her words halting, her voice scratchy. I believe I could have done more.
"I'm just so proud that I'm out here and competing at this level".
"But I just tried to stay as composed as I could".More news: IPhone 11 set to make Apple's Diwali a grand affair
She couldn't even get into main draw of the U.S. Open previous year after losing in qualifying.
The only other match-up between Williams and Andreescu was cut short when Williams suffered a back injury in the Rogers Cup final in Toronto last month.
"I was just thinking, honestly at that point, 'Wow, this is awful".
"On Championship point at 5-1 down Serena hit a forehand victor and that was her first victor of the set", Whitaker said.
"I definitely did better than I did against Halep".
"That was obviously on my mind, like how do I play at a level like this in a final?" "Like you got to play better".More news: China to exempt 16 categories of U.S. products from tariffs
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