For Bianca Andreescu, the first time was her time. And for Serena Williams, the wait for a record-tying major continues.
Andreescu, the 19-year-old Canadian, beat Williams 6-3, 7-5 to win the US Open on Saturday for her first Grand Slam title in her first career appearance at the event.
The 37-year-old Williams, after making the final in four of the past six Grand Slam events, fell to 0-4 in those matches and remains stuck on 23 major wins in her quest to tie Margaret Court's all-time record of 24.
Williams faced match point trailing 5-1 in the second set, but did not go quietly, reeling off four straight wins to tie the set at 5-5 before a rollicking crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Andreescu, though, finally gathered herself enough to hold serve and then break Williams for a sixth time in the match to seal the major win—the first ever by a Canadian.
Oh, and in true Canadian fashion, the ever polite Andreescu apologized to the American crowd for beating our beloved Serena.
Andreescu, who wasn't even born when Williams won the first of her six US Opens in 1999, also matched Monica Seles (1990) for the women's record by winning her first major in only her fourth Grand Slam event—although I’m pretty sure that’s five Canadian.