For Serena Williams, history must wait again. For Bianca Andreescu, it might just be starting.
The Canadian 19-year-old went toe-to-toe with the legend for a 6-3, 7-5 win in the U.S. Open final. Andreescu became the first player born in the 2000s to win a Slam and the first teen champ since Maria Sharapova at the 2006 U.S. Open.
Williams was swept in a major final for the fourth straight time since returning from life-threatening September 2017 childbirth.
Williams played some of her best tennis in the first set after being broken in the opening game. She unraveled in the second before battling back from 1-5 down.
The Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd, more than 20,000, became so loud that Andreescu covered her ears. She steadied at 5-all, holding serve and then breaking Williams for the sixth time for the title.
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