WTA Toronto winner Andreescu withdraws from Cincinnati

Williams-Andreescu Toronto final to be shown on big screens in... Montreal

Williams-Andreescu Toronto final to be shown on big screens in... Montreal

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After a short but dramatic final match against Serena Williams, 19-year-old Mississauga native Bianca Andreescu has won the 2019 Rogers Cup. Local Canadian Bianca Andreescu was leading Serena Williams 3-1 in the first set before the American star retired.

Williams' back pain began Saturday night during her semifinal match with Marie Bouzkova, and the pain became worse overnight, WTA said.

"Serena, you made me cry, ' Andreescu told her". So I tried not to look at it as a setback, but more as a challenge.

Her name is Bianca Andreescu, she is 19-years-old, and down the road she may win herself a title shot at global stardom.

The 23-time Grand Slam victor was only able to last 16 minutes in the match.

"The first phase is painful, to a point where I usually don't get out of bed".

'What I've been through the past two months has not been easy, ' Andreescu said when addressing fans.

"It didn't become important until decades later", she said as it appeared it would be tough for a Canadian woman to make the final let alone win it. She ended on an optimistic tone, saying that despite it being a rough year professionally, she was going to keep going and competing.

Williams, recently dismantled by Romanian Simona Halep in last month's Wimbledon final, is now going to have to rest to get fit for the next major - the US Open.

She later added that because she'd experienced these types of back spasms before, the most frustrating part of the injury for her was knowing that it would likely be healed in 24 to 36 hours. "I'm very comfortable here, in Montreal, where I feel nearly at home".

"I'm sorry I couldn't do it today".

Andreescu: I'm a pretty optimistic person, and I really did believe that everything happens for a reason. It marked Andreescu's second WTA Premier title of the season.

"Of course", the-19-year-old sighed/grinned during the downtown Toronto draw ceremony when she learned she would be facing fellow Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in the opening round of her hometown tournament, the Rogers Cup.

"I'm speechless. I'm the first Canadian to win here since 1969. I´ve watched you play so many times, you are truly a champion on and off the court".

Rafael Nadal and Bianca Andreescu won the respective men's singles and women's singles titles of the Rogers Cup after winning their final clashes.

"This week has not been easy".

Bianca Andreescu (L) tries to console Serena Williams (R) after she withdrew from the championship match during the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at Aviva Centre in Toronto, Canda, on August 11, 2019.

Serena Williams was brought to tears after deciding to retire in the first set of the Rogers Cup final over the weekend.