Bianca Andreescu is the first Canadian singles player to reach the final of the US Open and standing in her way is arguably the greatest player of all-time in Serena Williams.
Few could fault Andreescu for taking a moment to put this accomplishment into perspective after dispatching Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic in straight sets 7-6 (3), 7-5 on Thursday evening.
“It’s just surreal,” Andreescu said after a pause during her post-match interview. “I really don’t know what to say. It’s a dream come true playing against Serena in the finals of the US Open, like, I don’t know what to say. It’s crazy, it’s crazy.”
Mississauga's Bianca Andreescu is a US Open finalist. What a world.— Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) September 6, 2019
Andreescu’s meteoric rise has inarguably been one of the best stories in the Canadian sports landscape this year and the 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont. couldn’t help but be stunned.
“If someone told me a year ago that I’d be in the finals of the US Open this year, I’d tell them you’re crazy,” she said.
19-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu advances to meet Serena Williams in the Women's Singles Final at the US Open.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 6, 2019
The 18-year age gap between the players will be the largest between the women's finalists at any major in the Open Era (since 1968). pic.twitter.com/qIo3AwIf0z
It may be a simple narrative, but sometimes you have to defer to facts alone, as one of the future stars of tennis is ready to emerge as a dominant force on the tour and is now pitted against one of the all-time greats. You absolutely love to see it.
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