There's more to come from me, says Andreescu

Canada's Bianca Andreescu has jumped to a career-high fifth in the world rankings after her US Open win.
Canada's Bianca Andreescu has jumped to a career-high fifth in the world rankings after her US Open win.

NEW YORK • Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu, who upstaged tennis great Serena Williams in the US Open final last Saturday to win her maiden Grand Slam title, said she was not done yet during a whirlwind media tour on Monday.

Since claiming the title in her US Open main-draw debut, the 19-year-old has had a trophy photo shoot atop Rockefeller Centre and appeared on several American morning shows in New York to discuss her breakthrough win.

"I never thought it would be this hectic, but I'm not complaining," she said on Good Morning America.

"This is truly an amazing accomplishment, but I could definitely get used to this feeling. I'm not done yet."

Andreescu produced a bold and brilliant performance at Flushing Meadows to secure a 6-3, 7-5 win and deny former world No. 1 Williams from a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title.

With the win, she has jumped to a career-high fifth in the world rankings a year after sitting outside the top 200 when she was an unknown quantity to most in her home country.

But she will now have to get used to her celebrity status as she is headline news back home.

"It hasn't really sunk in," she said on Live with Kelly & Ryan.

"I didn't really have the time to just see what's happening in my life right now. It's been a crazy year for me, and being able to hold this trophy is pretty awesome."

Andreescu, who also appeared on the Today show, ABC's The View and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to discuss her US Open win, said she has spent plenty of time reflecting on her journey to winning her first Slam title.

"I started playing tennis at the age of seven, and ever since then I've been dreaming of this moment," she told Good Morning America.

"I mean, it's another story for it to actually happen. So I'm just, like, truly blessed right now."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 11, 2019, with the headline 'There's more to come from me, says Andreescu'. Print Edition | Subscribe