Serena Williams lost, but she’s still the Goat

Edwin Martinez • CC BY 2.0

The goat, Serena Williams was defeated yesterday by Bianca Andreescu. The 19-year-old prevented Williams from securing her U.S. Open record.

A win at this Grand Slam would have allowed Williams to clinch her 24th Grand Slam. She is one win away from matching the current record for most championship titles held by Margaret Court.

Despite losing yesterday, Williams is still considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
“She played really well and she deserves this championship,” said Williams during the U.S. Open Finals Press Conference.

Andreescu became the first Canadian ever to win a major single title. Williams won her first title at the U.S. Open the year after Andreescu was born.