Sports: Andreescu 'not done yet' after Grand Slam breakthrough - PressFrom - Canada
  •   
  •   
  •   

SportsAndreescu 'not done yet' after Grand Slam breakthrough

07:35  10 september  2019
07:35  10 september  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Andreescu defeats Wozniacki to advance to fourth round at US Open

Andreescu defeats Wozniacki to advance to fourth round at US Open NEW YORK — Canada's Bianca Andreescu defeated former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-4, 6-4 in third-round play at the U.S. Open on Saturday. 

New world number five Bianca Andreescu is determined to keep winning after her first grand slam success at the US Open.

It is a maiden Grand Slam title for the Canadian, who becomes the first teenage winner of a Major since Russia's Maria Sharapova at the same venue in 2006. Andreescu , however, showed no sign of nerves as she broke Williams at the very first time of asking on her way to taking the first set.

Andreescu 'not done yet' after Grand Slam breakthrough© Reuters/REUTERS TV U.S. Open winner Bianca Andreescu poses with her trophy at top of the Rock in New York

(Reuters) - Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu, who upstaged tennis great Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final to win her maiden Grand Slam title, said she was not done yet during a whirlwind media tour on Monday.

Since claiming the title in her U.S. Open main draw debut, Andreescu has had a trophy photoshoot atop Rockefeller Center and appeared on several U.S. morning shows in New York to discuss her breakthrough win.

Andreescu 'not done yet' after Grand Slam breakthrough© Reuters/REUTERS TV U.S. Open winner Bianca Andreescu poses with her trophy at top of the Rock in New York

"I never thought it would be this hectic, but I'm not complaining," Andreescu, 19, said on Good Morning America. "This is truly an amazing accomplishment, but I could definitely get used to this feeling. I'm not done yet."

Canada's Bianca Andreescu reaches U.S. Open quarterfinals

Canada's Bianca Andreescu reaches U.S. Open quarterfinals Canada's Bianca Andreescu reaches U.S. Open quarterfinals

After losing the second set from a break up, Andreescu defeated the world No. 4 for the second time in as many meetings.[60] In the fourth round, she [62] She did come back for the second Grand Slam of the year at the French Open, playing as the 22nd seed. After beating 2014 Junior US Open

Yet , after also losing last year's Wimbledon final and a controversial US Open final against Naomi Osaka 12 months ago, this latest defeat All of her nine previous defeats in Grand Slam finals came after losing the opening sets and this miserable record did not look like changing when Andreescu

Andreescu 'not done yet' after Grand Slam breakthrough© Reuters/Geoff Burke Tennis: US Open

Andreescu produced a bold and brilliant performance on Saturday to secure a 6-3 7-5 win and deny former world number one Williams from a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title.

With the win, Andreescu has jumped to a career-high fifth in the world rankings a year after sitting outside the top 200 when she was an unknown quantity to most in her home country.

But Andreescu will now have to get used to her celebrity status as she is headline news back home.

"It hasn't really sunk in," Andreescu said on Live with Kelly & Ryan. "I didn't really have the time to just see what's happening in my life right now. It's been a crazy year for me, and being able to hold this trophy is pretty awesome."

Andreescu 'not done yet' after Grand Slam breakthrough© Reuters/Geoff Burke Tennis: US Open

Andreescu, who also appeared on the "Today" show, ABC's "The View" and "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon to discuss her U.S. Open win, said she has spent plenty of time reflecting on her journey to the U.S. Open title.

"I started playing tennis at the age of seven, and ever since then I've been dreaming of this moment," Andreescu told Good Morning America.

"I mean, it's another story for it to actually happen. So I'm just, like, truly blessed right now.”

(Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

Read more

Bianca Andreescu rises to 5th in world tennis rankings after U.S. Open win.
Bianca Andreescu, Canada’s first Grand Slam singles champion, has climbed 10 spots in the women’s tennis rankings to a career-high world No. 5 following her U.S. Open victory over Serena Williams on Saturday.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 0
This is interesting!