The 2019 US Open women's singles final between Bianca Andreescu and Serena Williams on Saturday had a little bit of everything. History was on the line for both players -- Andreescu was trying to become the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam title, and Serena was vying for a record-tying 24th Slam title.
After Serena tried to make a fantastic comeback in the second set, the 19-year-old Canadian won on her third championship point to beat Williams 6-3, 7-5. Here is how the Twitterverse reacted.
Prematch: Royalty in the house
One of Serena's BFFs Meghan Markle, aka the Duchess of Sussex, was on hand, along with Venus Williams and Vogue Magazine editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, to watch the final.
Allison Hughes in charge of this women's final. pic.twitter.com/v9idViQ2ce— Pam Shriver (@PHShriver) September 7, 2019
Royalty recognizes royalty 🐐👑 pic.twitter.com/nsvokr6NdQ— espnW (@espnW) September 7, 2019
A Serena comeback?
Andreescu takes the 1st set off Serena's double fault
Serena Williams double faults to give Bianca Andreescu the first set.
After Andreescu dominated the first set (Serena struggled with her first serve throughout), Serena rallied from being down 5-1 in the second set to give the Arthur Ashe crowd hope:
Serena just yelled something along the lines of "I can't put a serve in" to her box.— Tumaini Carayol (@tumcarayol) September 7, 2019
This is hard to watch.— Tumaini Carayol (@tumcarayol) September 7, 2019
C'mon 🇨🇦!! @Bandreescu_ 🎾💪🏽— Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) September 7, 2019
Meditation in biggest match of her life after 1 Championship point. pic.twitter.com/FS8SXSxFra— Pam Shriver (@PHShriver) September 7, 2019
I'm not going to survive this match. It's been nice, everyone.— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) September 7, 2019
wow 😮 out of nowhere from 5-1 MP down SW23 back on serv the crowd going absolutely nuts 🥜 could we be witnessing epic comeback— Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) September 7, 2019
😳😳😳 #usopen— Mardy Fish (@MardyFish) September 7, 2019
I'm screaming like Serena can hear me right now!!— Cassidy Hubbarth (@CassidyHubbarth) September 7, 2019
Loudest Ashe Stadium ever last 10 minutes— Pam Shriver (@PHShriver) September 7, 2019
Serena was down 1-5 in the second, and rallies to make it 4-5. The crowd is LOVING IT pic.twitter.com/zrMy1oVEb4— D'Arcy Maine (@darcymaine_espn) September 7, 2019
YES YES YES #USOpen— Hilary Knight (@HilaryKnight) September 7, 2019
Let's Go @serenawilliams!!!!! Keep it going. ❤️ of a Champion! 🐐— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 7, 2019
Andreescu makes history
Canada and tennis fans rejoice!
"The world needs more Canada..."— SportsCentre (@SportsCentre) September 7, 2019
Congrats @Bandreescu_ 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦— Steven Stamkos (@RealStamkos91) September 7, 2019
This girl is 🔥!! Huge congrats to @Bandreescu_ the first ever Canadian singles Grand Slam champion! Wow! 🏆🇨🇦— Vasek Pospisil (@VasekPospisil) September 7, 2019
In some ways, the way @Bandreescu_ won that may almost be better than if she'd won it easily. Showed massive mental strength at the end. Incredible story— Simon Cambers (@scambers73) September 7, 2019
wowwowwowowwow two incredible women. that was fun to watch— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) September 7, 2019
Yoooo!!!! @Bandreescu_ you're the US OPEN CHAMP!! 💥💪🏽😎👊🏽💥— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) September 7, 2019
Holy Mackinaw!!! Such amazing support for Serena at Flushing Meadows... but you should hear the entire country explode north of the border. Congratulations @Bandreescu_ You've made history and we are so proud of you! #shethenorth— Scott Moir (@ScottMoir) September 7, 2019
The new Canadian role model. Congrats Bianca!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/G4k4AL2ZEl— Theo Fleury (@TheoFleury14) September 7, 2019
Congratulations @Bandreescu_ on an amazing performance and your first grand slam!— Simona Halep (@Simona_Halep) September 7, 2019
Romania is very proud of you 🤗🇷🇴
Bianca Andresscu's career earnings before today: $2.4M— Scott Stinson (@scott_stinson) September 7, 2019
Today's first-place prize: $3.85M
Congrats @Bandreescu_ on your first Grand Slam 🏆 So happy for you! 👏🏽— Madison Keys (@Madison_Keys) September 7, 2019
& congrats on another amazing tournament @serenawilliams 💫 This sport wouldn't be what it is without you. You continue to inspire all of us 🙏🏾— Sloane Stephens (@SloaneStephens) September 7, 2019
What a final for @Bandreescu_ defeating @serenawilliams for her first grand slam title at the @usopen. Congrats to the teen..no doubt Canada is celebrating....again! @Raptors win #NBAFinals & Bianca first Canadian to win #USOpen 🙌🏽— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) September 7, 2019
Congratulations to @Bandreescu_ on winning her first major title at the #USOpen. She is Canada's first Grand Slam singles champion! 🇨🇦 The Future is Now.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 7, 2019
A phenomenal effort by @serenawilliams until the very end. #WomenWorthWatching #SheTheNorth #USOpenFinals
Love you Serena. 24 soon come. Still incredible to keep getting to the Final💪🏽 keep PUSHING— Rosalyn Gold-Onwude (@ROSGO21) September 7, 2019
The Toronto sign will be lit in gold tonight to celebrate @BAndreescu_'s historic win at the #USOpen. Toronto is celebrating this victory and looking forward to a career filled with many more. #SheTheNorth pic.twitter.com/hjR5lTKslF— John Tory (@JohnTory) September 7, 2019