NEW YORK — Canada’s Bianca Andreescu is the U.S. Open champion.
The Mississauga, Ont., native downed tennis great Serena Williams 6-3, 7-5 to become the first Canadian to ever win a Grand Slam singles title.
Andreescu also beat Williams in the Rogers Cup final last month when the American withdrew due to injury.
This is the second year in a row that Williams has lost in the U.S. Open final.
She has now been the runner-up at four of the seven majors she has entered since returning to the tour after having a baby two years ago.
The 19-year-old Andreescu is the first woman to win the trophy at Flushing Meadows in her tournament debut in the Open era, which began in 1968 when professionals were allowed to enter the majors.