American traditional professional tennis player, Serena Williams lost her 4th straight grand-slam final since welcoming her first child in September 2017.
The 37-year old Serena lost to the 19-year old Bianca Andreescu who beat her to a 6-2, 7-5 victory to win the 2019 US Open title at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on the night of 7th Sept. 2019.
Canadian-Romanian professional tennis player, Andreescu has replaced Sharapova as the youngest Grand Slam winner.
“It’s so hard to explain in words,” “I’m just beyond grateful and truly blessed. I’ve worked really, really hard for this moment. I can’t complain. This year has been a dream come true and now being able to play on this stage against Serena, a true legend of the sport, is amazing.” Andreescu said at the post-match awards ceremony.
“I know you guys wanted Serena to win, so I’m so sorry,” Andreescu said to the crowd after the match. “Obviously it was expected for Serena to fight back. She’s done that so many times in the past. That’s why she’s a true champion on and off the court, but I just tried my best to block everything out. The last game wasn’t easy. She started serving way better, too. Balls were going all over the place. I’m just glad with how I managed really.”
Serena Williams would have leveled Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles had it been the game ended in her favour.