Serena’s US Open plans upended as injury hands Andreescu Toronto crown

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Andreescu said: "I'm speechless right now".

Perhaps the only person happier than Bianca Andreescu at the Rogers Cup this week has been tournament director Karl Hale. "This has been a dream come true", expressed Andreescu, who became the first Canadian to win the championship in over 50 years.

"This week has not been easy".

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The 19-year-old Mississauga native was ranked 178th in the world to end the 2018 season, but began 2019 with a bang. And I'm very impressed with Tennis Canada's work and the progress of Canadian tennis.

Henderson has won two LPGA events this season and has set the all-time Canadian record for wins by a professional golfer.

Saturday's win was Andreescu's first match this week that did not go three sets.

"What I've been through the past two months has not been easy", Andreescu said when addressing fans. "I think it pumps me up even more".

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"I have more to learn".

"Within my lifetime there hasn't been that many - I'm 34 and there hasn't been many Canadians up there in the top rankings", says recreational tennis player Luke Naka. It was certainly not the way Andreescu, who was winning at the time Williams ended the match, wanted to win the 2019 Rogers Cup Finals.

Minutes later, a visibly distraught Williams was seen in tears as she spoke to her trainer while seated on the bench just before it was confirmed that she would be retiring from the tournament altogether. The 23 time Grand Slam champion explained this was not the first time she had experienced a similar issue with her back.

"This isn't the way I expected to win or for (Serena) to go off the court, but you (Serena) are truly a champion on and off the court", said Andreescu after her win.

"I´m sorry I couldn´t do it today", Williams told the crowd, her voice cracking. I feel like I just try to adjust the exercises I do with the training. "So having those words come out of her mouth about me is pretty damn awesome".

"Bianca, you're a great sportsperson", she added.

Andreescu has battled injuries herself, including a shoulder problem which kept her out of Wimbledon this year. After Serena breaks the news to her - that she was pulling out - Bianca lets her know there's no shame in her game.

No. 16 seed Gael Monfils then withdrew before his semifinal against world No. 1 Rafael Nadal.

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