-19 Year old, Bianca Andreescu defeats Serena Williams at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Serena Williams has been defeated by 19-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu 6-3, 7-5 at Arthur Ashe Stadium on the same court where she won her first Grand Slam title 20 years ago, nine months before Andreescu was born.
Speaking in a post-match news, Serena Williams said: “I love Bianca. I think she’s a great girl. But I think this was the worst match I’ve played all tournament. It’s hard to know that you could do better.
“Bianca obviously played well. I think her returns make me play better and put pressure on my serve.
“At the same time it’s inexcusable for me to play at that level.
“I believe I could have played better. I believe I could have done more. I believe I could have just been more Serena today.”
Williams, who remains one Slam title shy of matching Margaret Court’s all-time record, has lost the past two Wimbledon and US Open finals since returning after having a baby two years ago.
And she’s struggling to find answers for bad performances in the biggest matches.
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“All of it honestly, truly is super frustrating. I’m so close, so close, so close, yet so far away.
“I don’t know what to say. I guess I got to keep going if I want to be a professional tennis player. And I just got to just keep fighting through it,” Williams said.