By Ros Satar
- Bianca Andreescu  def. Serena Williams  6-3 7-5
- Andreescu becomes the first Canadian woman in the Open Era to win a Slam title becoming the first teenager since Maria Sharapova to win a Slam.
NEW YORK, USA – History was made as Bianca Andreescu defeated Serena Williams in straight sets to win her maiden Slam
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Bianca Andreescu  def. Serena Williams  6-3 7-5
When they faced each other for just four games in the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Bianca Andreescu found herself comforting 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams. Five weeks on, Andreescu found herself apologising to the crowd for denying Williams that elusive 24th title as she became the first teenager since Maria Sharapova to win a slam.
What had looked like a confident start for Williams from 40-15 up in the first game became a desperate repeatable pattern of double-faults gifting Andreescu pivotal games. The Canadian was not about to give up an advantage but found herself having five chances to go a crucial double-break up thwarted by Williams valiantly trying to keep in contention. In a game that lasted over 10 minutes, it looked as though it could have been key for Williams to turn the tide, but her serve and footwork had deserted her for large portions of the first set, and worse, would continue to be an issue during the second set.
Williams finally had a chance to break having gifted a game to Andreescu only to have the achievement snatched back as Andreescu built up a head of steam with three consecutive breaks for a 5-1 lead.
Williams was not done yet. Saving a match point the first time around and as her serving started to improve, picked up four games on the spin, breaking Andreescu to love on her second attempt to serve for the match. The teenager finally steadied the ship and broke Williams’ run of games before breaking on her third match point chance to become the winner of the last Slam of the year.
For Williams, it was a far more controlled match than the chaos although it has to be noted that she is 0-4 in Slam finals since her return and has lost eight sets in a row in finals. But this was her closest fight yet.
Andreescu is quite simply fearless. Even after winning, her sense of composure was impressive, only slipping as she joined her parents up in the stands in celebration.
The Men’s singles final will take place at 4pm on Sunday (9pm BST).
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