U.S. Open champion Bianca Andreescu returned to her hometown a conquering hero on Wednesday with a little more celebrating to do before getting back to work and setting new goals, such as staying injury-free.
Looking weary after a whirlwind media tour of New York, Andreescu said she was running on adrenaline after her shock straight sets win over 23-times Grand Slam champion Serena Williams in the final of the U.S. Open on Saturday.
She plans to celebrate a bit more with her hometown friends but is also looking forward to sleeping in her own bed.
“I’ve been getting more recognized than usual,” said Andreescu, who was ranked an anonymous 178th in the world at the end of last season. “It’s been hectic.
“I am definitely going to celebrate with some of my friends but it is time to move on after all this media stuff.
“Today I will celebrate a little bit, but I am focused on what’s to come.”