Bianca Andreescu looks to move up in rankings after U.S. Open win


TORONTO — Canada’s Bianca Andreescu has bigger goals in mind after winning her first Grand Slam title on Saturday at the U.S. Open.

The 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., says she hopes to win “as many Grand Slams as possible” and become the No. 1-ranked player in the world.

Andreescu was speaking to reporters in Canada today for the first time since beating Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final in New York. The half-hour press conference was held at the Aviva Centre, where Andreescu beat Williams in the Rogers Cup final exactly one month ago when the latter player retired with a back injury after just four games.

Andreescu says one of her immediate goals is to qualify for the WTA Tour Finals in Shenzhen, China next month. She is currently fourth in the standings for that event, with the top eight qualifying.

The world No. 5 is expected to make her return to action later this month at the Beijing Open.

When asked about a possible parade or celebration in Toronto or Mississauga, Andreescu was open to the idea, but said nothing has been finalized.


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