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Bianca Andreescu congratulated by Justin Trudeau after winning US Open

Bianca Andreescu congratulated by Justin Trudeau after winning US Open

Starting on fire in the opening set, Andreescu overcame serious challenge from Williams in the second set before notching up the 6-3, 7-5 triumph in one hour and 40 minutes.

"You're never going to have ups all the time", said Andreescu after the match. "This is truly an wonderful accomplishment but I could definitely get used to this feeling. I'm just trying to win Grand Slams".

"I tried to just do that throughout the whole match, to just keep my nerves in place". It wasn't easy at all. I've heard a lot of cheering from other people for me, so I'm really happy with that.

"This year has been a dream come true", Bianca Andreescu said Saturday. "You continue to inspire all of us", Stephens said.

Shortly after the monumental moment for Canadian tennis, athletes and celebrities from around the world took to social media to congratulate the Mississauga native and make #SheTheNorth one of the top trending topics on twitter.

"I believe I could have played better", she continued. It's been working really, really well.

"But I found that that way wasn't working to my advantage at all".

Andreescu said at the Rogers Cup in Toronto last month that her goal was to crack the top 10 by the end of the year.

Andreescu had a championship point at 5-1 in the second set but Williams, roared on by a vociferous crowd on Arthur Ashe, hauled herself back to 5-5.

Williams also displayed excellent sportsmanship when asked about her competitor. And her serve was much diminished. She closed a 1-5 down gap after a stunning rally that drew deafening roars from the crowd, prompting Andreescu to cover her ears.

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"I couldn't hear myself think at that point", said Andreescu.

"I was just thinking, honestly at that point, 'Wow, this is awful. And I've just got to just keep fighting through it".

Now she has a spectacular reward for getting through those tough times, and Andreescu knows she has nothing to fear having avoided the devastation of defeat after spurning two chances to serve it out against Williams.

"At that point you can only try to focus on the things you can control, and that was my attitude towards it and I just kept my composure, which is why I think I dealt with that scenario really well".

September 7, 2019 will be a day that Bianca Andreescu and the Canadian sports history books will never forget.

She remains one behind Margaret Court's record for most Grand Slam trophies and seeks her seventh at the U.S. Open, 20 years after winning her first.

Her coach Sylvain Bruneau got his own trophy, too.

"It's really hard right now to take that moment in and to say you did okay, because I don't believe I did".

"I'm sure it's really nice for the Americans to come on that court".

"I honestly don't think Serena showed up".

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