Bianca Andreescu appeared on “Good Morning America” Monday after beating Serena Williams in the US Open final Saturday.
The tennis pro made history by becoming the first Canadian to ever win a Grand Slam title after she beat Williams 6-3, 7-5.
Andreescu, from Mississauga, admitted visualization helped her achieve her dreams.
The star explained, “I’ve been visualizing ever since I was 12 or 13 when my amazing mother introduced me to it.
“I find it very helpful… I believe we create our reality with our mind.”
She added that she used to write fake winning cheques to herself: “For it to actually become a reality is crazy.”
Andreescu’s big win means she cut Williams’ bid to win a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title short.
The sportswoman said, when asked what she was feeling when she collapsed on the ground after the match, “I was just in awe of everything. I was just telling myself all that hard work paid off.”
The Toronto Raptors and Justin Trudeau were among those congratulating Andreescu on her victory.