The Spanish champion has snared his fourth US Open crown with a thrilling 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 victory over tournament villain and fifth seed Daniil Medvedev.
Nadal sealed the win on his third championship point of the match.
The win was Nadal’s 19th Grand Slam title, second only to Roger Federer (20 Grand Slam titles) and 84th career title.
“I know you guys wanted Serena to win, so I’m so sorry.”— Cause We're Canadian (@MadelnCanada) September 7, 2019
Bianca has reached peak Canadian. 🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/p7qfe27KHw
Twitter is going wild over Bianca Andreescu, not just for her stunning upset of tennis icon Serena Williams, but because she proved a long-lived Canadian stereotype by apologizing after her win.
In an interview after the win, Andreescu was asked about the second half of the match, when Serena seemed poised to make a comeback. She was asked what her biggest obstacle to overcome in that moment was.
Andreescu pondered the question. Then, a smile.
“Definitely the crowd,” she said, laughing sheepishly. As the audience of over 20,000 Americans roared, she turned away from the interviewer to send her words out to them, her hands held up beseechingly.
“I know you guys wanted Serena to win, so I’m so sorry!”
NEW YORK — Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu has upset Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 in the U.S. Open final for her first major title.
Andreescu’s victory Saturday prevented Williams from claiming what would have been her record-tying 24th major singles championship.
Simona Halep won her first Wimbledon title and kept Serena Williams from winning her eighth.
Halep beat Williams 6-2, 6-2 on Centre Court for her second major title.
Williams was trying to win her record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title, but she failed in a final for the third time. Williams lost to Angelique Kerber in last year’s Wimbledon final and lost to Naomi Osaka in the championship match at the U.S. Open.… continue reading The Latest: Halep beats Serena Williams in Wimbledon final
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