Tennis champion Bianca Andreescu shone as she celebrated her historic victory at the US Open in New York City on Monday, two days after defeating Serena Williams and becoming Canada & # 39; s first Grand Slam champion ever.
The 19-year-old athlete celebrated her championship title on the roof of New York's Rockefeller Center & Top of The Rock, where she could not contain her infectious excitement.
Speak about Good morning America on Monday Andreescu revealed that for years she had envisioned winning the US Open and expressing her dreams in reality.
She said she introduced herself the trophy and even wrote a winner's check in 2015 to get her into a champion's mentality.
Bianca Andreescu, 19, celebrated her victory in the US Open in New York City on Monday, posing with the trophy at the top of the Rockefeller Center
The 19-year-old star from Ontario smiled proudly as she held the US Open trophy in front of the Manhattan skyline during the photo call of the tournament winner on Monday morning
Looks like a winner: she dressed for the occasion in a dress with a black belt and black heels
Andreescu was completely smiling when she was bombed by photographers and reporters for the photo call of the winner
On Monday morning, she grumbled about her victory and said: “I just feared everything. I told myself that all that hard work paid off & # 39;
Andreescu imagined holding her trophies at the Top of the Rock in Manhattan on Monday
Then she spent it all on the field by winning 6-4, 7-5 and denying opponent Serena Williams to claim a record 24th Grand Slam title on Saturday.
& # 39; I have been visualizing since I was 12 or 13 when my wonderful mother introduced me to it. I find it very useful … I believe that we create our reality with our minds, "Andreescu said during her victory on GMA Monday.
& # 39; That it really becomes reality is crazy & # 39 ;, she added in her first Grand Slam singles.
Last year Andreescu lost in the qualification round of the US Open.
But this year, she reached the final where Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle was present in the stands to support her friend Williams in the heated competition.
Despite the loss, Serena Williams praised her worthy opponent after the last saying: & I love Bianca; I think she's a great girl, but I think this is the worst game I've played the entire tournament. It's hard to know you could do better. & # 39;
& # 39; I have been visualizing since I was 12 or 13 when my wonderful mother introduced me to it. I find it very useful … I believe that we create our reality with our mind. That it really becomes reality is crazy, & said the tennis star on Good Morning America on Monday
She shared this photo on her Instagram pose with GMA & # 39; s host Robin Roberts
Andreescu shared snapshots of her time on the Today show Monday morning on Instagram
Andreescu pictured in a navy sweat suit on Monday morning at the studios of Good Morning America in the city of New York
The champion had a busy press morning on Monday to celebrate her victory
& # 39; It is really difficult to put into words what all this means for me. I think at that moment I just had awe for everything. I told myself that all that hard work had paid off, "Andreescu said, thinking about the moment she fell on the field after winning the last game on Saturday.
& # 39; All those difficult moments are definitely worth it if you really believe that good times are ahead, "she added.
& # 39; Last night before I went to bed, I took a moment to be thankful because it was not easy. I started playing tennis when I was seven, and since then I've been dreaming of this moment, & she added.
She has also credited the sacrifices of her parents, Nicu and Maria Andreescu, who emigrated from Romania to Canada, where she was born.
In the astonishing victory, she won no less than $ 3.85 million – the largest prize pool in tennis history.
In Saturday's game, superstar athlete beat Serena Williams 6-4, 7-5
After winning, she celebrated by falling flat on the ground in disbelief
& # 39; This is a really great achievement, but I could certainly get used to this feeling. I am not done yet & # 39 ;, said the ambitious teenager on Monday while holding the shiny US Open trophy.
& # 39; Having my name with all these great champions is great, so hopefully I can just keep it up, & # 39; she added.
This weekend the tennis star has massively supported her homeland.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted: & Congratulations @Bandreescu! You have written history and made an entire country very proud. #SheTheNorth, & # 39; he tweeted Saturday.
The Toronto Raptors also presented her with a special sweater with her name on the back.
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