Bianca Andreescu says after beating Serena Williams at the US Open final on Saturday, she would like to carve her own legacy in tennis.
The teenager mad Williams in her maiden Grand Slam final look to win first major with an impressive 6-3 victory in Flushing Meadows.
Even the 19-year-old refused Williams a 24th significant title, meaning she has now dropped four straight Grand Slam finals since the birth of her first child in September 2017.
When Williams won the 1999 US Open, andreescu, who wasn’t born, said that although the American has been an inspiration for her career, she wishes to create her own heritage.
“I’m convinced I am not the only man that is looked up to her. She is an inspiration to many, many individuals, not only athletes. What she has done off the courtroom, also. She’s really a winner. Most importantly, she’s really kind-hearted.
“She came up to me at the locker area, she explained some really pleasant items, which I’ll cherish for a really, really long time,” Andreescu said about the 38-year-old.
“I have actually strived to be like her,” Andreescu replied when asked about the similarity of their own playing style.
“Who knows? I could be better.
“We want to keep the things short using our aggressive game design. We want to use our serve. I think we fight really, really difficult.”
“But at exactly the same time, I want to make a name for myself.”
Meanwhile, Williams admitted her frustration after losing back-to-back finals on Arthur Ashe but insisted that she is not completely fixated on the evasive record of 24 titles that were significant of Margaret Court.
“I’m not always chasing a record. I’m just hoping to win Grand Slams. It is definitely annoying, you know,” Williams explained.
“I honestly did not play my very best today. I might have played better. That’s the only solace I can take.
“I feel like, in 20 years, I definitely will be like,’Wow, that wasn’t so poor’.
“It is really hard right now at the minute to, for example, consider this and say,’It didn’t work out for you now’. It’s really difficult right now to take that instant in and of course,’You didn’t OK,’ because I do not believe I didn’t”.
“All of it honestly, truly is super annoying. I am, like, so near, so near, so near, yet so far off.
“I don’t know exactly what to say. I guess I have to continue if I want to be an expert baseball player. And I have only got to keep fighting through it.”
“I believe I could have played much better. I think I could have done more. I think I might have only been Serena today.
“I frankly don’t think Serena showed up. I have to sort of figure out ways to persuade her to show up in Grand Slam finals.”
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