The American was a break down in the first set when she withdrew.
"So, I don't know, I'm just taking it a day at a time and see, usually what happens is it continues like that with just that small window and see if I improve after that small window". "I felt like I wanted to be fair for me to maybe try and get a couple of matches in before making a decision like that". She had beaten Naomi Osaka, who she faced in last year's US Open final, in the quarter-finals. I know how it is to pull out of tournaments, it's not easy. "I remember even many times I'd win fairly major championships in Canada and there'd be no trophies involved". You are truly a champion.
She is riding a 17-match win streak, not counting retirements, and has run her record to 27-4, good for the best winning percentage of any player in 2019 at.871. (Laughs) It was nice, I guess, that I was injured during the summer because all my friends are in college right now - so I guess that was kind of good timing? It's a dream come true.
Williams' start to this season was heavily hindered by a knee injury, until she got her rhythm back at the All England Club to become formidable on grass until the one-sided final.
As Williams sat dejected in her chair, Andreescu, who is no stranger to injury setbacks, went over to console her. However, the 37-year old star had some praise for Andreescu as well.
Fourth-seeded Simona Halep withdrew from her quarterfinal matchup with Marie Bouzkova.
The 19-year-old Andreescu, from nearby Mississauga, Ontario, has victories over seven of the top 10 players in the world.
With the victory on Sunday, Andreescu shot up to No. 14 in the tour rankings. Her previous high was 22nd.
This is Andreescu's second WTA title of the year, which includes the Indian Wells Masters. I've had many, many tough matches'.
'What I've been through the past two months has not been easy, ' Andreescu said when addressing fans.
"I've never found another bed like that anywhere".
"You're going to bounce back", Andreescu told Williams, as quoted by WTA. She became the first Canadian since Faye Urban in 1969 to win a tournament on home soil Sunday.