19-year old Bianca Andreescu beats Serena Williams to win US Open final
Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu has beaten Serena Williams in the US Open final to claim her first Grand Slam title.
Andreescu took charge early in the match, going up by a set and two breaks, then held off a late charge by Williams to win 6-3, 7-5 for the championship Saturday night.
The 19-year-old is the first woman to win the US Open in her tournament debut in the Open era, which began in 1968.
Her victory on Saturday prevented Williams from claiming what would have been her record-tying 24th major singles championship.
This is the second year in a row that Williams has lost in the US Open final. This one had none of the controversy of 2018, when she got into an extended argument with the chair umpire while being beaten by Naomi Osaka.