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US Open Champ Bianca Andreescu On Nabbing Her 1st Grand Slam Title | TODAY


>>>AND THAT IS YOUR LATEST WEATHER. HODA.>>>THANK YOU, OUR NEXT GUEST IS THE TOAST OF NEW YORK AND OUR NEIGHBOR TO THE NORTH.>>THAT’S RIGHT. 19-YEAR-OLD BIANCA ANDREESCU BEAT SERENA WILLIAMS ON SATURDAY, CLAIMING HER FIRST GRAND SLAM TITLE. IT WAS ALSO THE FIRST FOR ANY TENNIS PLAYER FROM CANADA. BIANCA, GOOD MORNING. CONGRATULATIONS.>>HOW DOES THAT TROPHY FEEL IN YOUR HANDS?>>I’M NEVER GOING TO GET TIRED OF HOLDING THIS THING. IT’S MY NEW BABY.>>YOUR JOURNEY IS SO CRAZY. LAST YEAR YOU DIDN’T QUALIFY FOR THE U.S. OPEN, AM I RIGHT, AND THIS YEAR YOU WON IT. DESCRIBE THAT WHAT IT WAS LIKE WHEN IT WAS OVER.>>SO MANY EMOTIONS, GOING THROUGH MY HEAD AND MY BODY. AT THAT POINT, I WAS JUST SO GRATEFUL. I HAVE BEEN THROUGH A LOT WITH INJURIES AND I HAD A LOT OF TOUGH TIMES IN MY SHORT CAREER THUS FAR. ALL I CAN SAY IS THAT ALL THOSE TOUGH TIMES ARE WORTH IT.>>IT WAS INCREDIBLE. BECAUSE SERENA, YOU BEAT HER THE FIRST SET, AND THE SECOND SET SHE HAD A HUGE COMEBACK.>>AS EXPECTED. THAT’S WHY SHE’S A GREAT CHAMPION OF THE SPORT. SHE’S KNOWN TO COME BACK AFTER BEING DOWN IN MATCHES. I JUST TRIED TO STAY AS CALM AS POSSIBLE. THE NEW YORK CROWD WAS GOING CRAZY. I COULD BARELY HEAR MYSELF THINK.>>YOU PLUGGED YOUR EARS AT ONE POINT.>>THAT’S WHAT MAKES NEW YORK SO SPECIAL.>>IT SEEMS AS IF YOU WERE APOLOGIZING AFTER THE WIN. WHY.>>THAT’S SUCH A CANADIAN THING TO DO. OH, MAN. BECAUSE IT WAS OBVIOUS THE CROWD WANTED SERENA TO WIN, BUT YEAH, THAT’S ALL I CAN SAY.>>THE CROWD HERE MIGHT HAVE. YOU HAD MILLIONS WATCHING. WHAT’S THE REACTION BEEN LIKE IN CANADA. WHO HAVE YOU HEARD FROM?>>I HAVE HEARD FROM A LOT OF PEOPLE. JUSTIN TRUDEAU, STEVE NASH, THE RAPTORS.>>WOW.>>IT’S BEEN AMAZE