She’s nonetheless the GOAT, duh.
Serena Williams has 23 Grand Slams to her identify. At this yr’s US Open, she was poised so as to add yet one more to that record — however that was earlier than 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu ended up taking house the win.
It was a tense sport. Her BFF Meghan Markle’s facial expressions mentioned all of it.
Nobody noticed Serena’s loss coming.
Not even Bianca, who wasn’t even born when Serena gained her first US Open — and who simply made historical past giving Canada its first Grand Slam title ever, in keeping with The New York Instances.
However regardless that Serena did not find yourself with one other Grand Slam, she took the loss in stride.
In her first assertion after the match, the place Bianca secured the trophy in two units, 6–3, 7–5, Serena acknowledged that her sport was off.
“I imagine I may have performed higher,” she added. “I imagine I may have achieved extra. I imagine I may have simply been extra Serena right this moment.”
She then bought actual: “I actually do not assume Serena confirmed up. I’ve to sort of determine the best way to get her to indicate up in Grand Slam Finals.”
She had nothing however compliments for Bianca: “I feel Bianca clearly performed effectively,” she mentioned. “I feel her returns make me play higher and places strain on my serve.”
Serena stayed constructive, saying, “I am simply so proud that I am out right here and competing at this degree. My crew has been so supportive by all of the ups and downs, and downs and downs and downs.”
“Hopefully, we’ll have some ups quickly,” she added.
Naturally, lots of her friends have been fast to reward her within the wake of her loss.
And provide extra perspective.
Even when she’s not profitable, Serena remains to be the GOAT.
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