Bianca Andreescu, 19, wins Rogers Cup after Serena Williams retires

Wednesday, 14 Aug, 2019

Accolades for the 19-year-old have been flooding in from around the globe after Andreescu won the Rogers Cup on Sunday in Toronto. She's only 19. She definitely doesn't seem like a 19-year old in her words, on court and her game, her attitude, her actions.

When Williams explained her pain to Andreescu, she responded, "This sucks". But obviously, I didn't have 24 hours or plus to take off.

After Williams withdrew from the game she broke down in tears.

Serena later explained to the Rogers Cup crowd that she simply couldn't tough it out that day, noting that she had tried. Her empathy and support for Serena were admirable. The American would have loved to continue her match, but that was impossible for her. On your back, right?

Serena also makes mention of a tattoo she has, and Bianca quickly points out where it is. saying, "I know everything about you". "I know now that I need to schedule my tournaments a little better. This week hasn't been easy on it, so I'm going to listen to it". This year's US Open starts later this month.

Andreescu moved up 13 spots, more than anyone else inside the top 50, from 27th to 14th in the latest WTA rankings revealed on Monday.

She took up tennis at age seven or eight at her father Archie's urging. Still, she defeated Naomi Osaka for the first time along the way and secured her place back inside the Top 8 for the first time since stepping away to have her daughter in 2017. "I think I have a great shot of doing really, really well there".

Serena Williams battling it out against Marie Bouzkova during the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Aviva Centre. This time around to Andreescu, Williams' body just gave out. She even discerns that it's Williams's back that's giving her problems.

It's Andreescu's first tournament after a right-shoulder injury sidelined her since the French Open in May. I've watched you win so many times, you are truly a champion on and off the court.

'I tried to embrace it as much as I can'. This is very special to me. "Tennis wasn't the most important thing for me", Murray said. This more than doubles her sister Venus, who's in second on the list.

The teenage phenom and 2019 Indian Wells victor, who will see her ranking jump to No. 14 in the world, entered this week's Rogers Cup coming off a months-long recovery from a recurring shoulder injury and surpassed all expectations by becoming the first Canadian to capture the tournament since 1969.