“Super Excited”: Bianca Andreescu Looks Ahead of Final Showdown With Ashleigh Barty at Miami Open 2021


Bianca Andreescu
Bianca Andreescu

Canadian Bianca Andreescu reached her first final since the 2019 US Open, after a two-hour and 42-minute mouth-watering clash against Maria Sakkari at Miami Open 2021

“It Was Really Tough & I’m Not Going to Lie”: Bianca After Beating Sakkari

It would be one of the remarkable matches to both players’s career. And especially for the match-winner, Bianca Andreescu, who claimed twain sets in tiebreakers 7-6(7), 3-6, 7-6(4). 

Besides, Andreescu marked her fourth consecutive three sets victory in Miami Gardens after a mid-night battle with No.23 seed from Greek. In earlier encounters, she dismissed Amanda Anisimova, Garbine Muguruza, and Sara SorribesTormo in three-setters. 

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“Against her(Sakkari), I had no choice but to run for everything that I could and just fight until the end because that’s what she was doing. She was really taking control of the points a lot of the time. It was really tough, I’m not going to lie,” Andreescu said after the match. 

Bianca leads Maria Sakkari 1-0 in their head-to-head series. And she further added, “My whole game plan was to try and do that because I knew she was going to do that, and it could’ve been either of us winning. I’m just super happy that I pulled through.”

“Going To Be A Really Tough Match”: Bianca Andreescu on Facing Ashleigh Barty

Bidding for her fourth tour-level title, Andreescu will now lock horns with World No.1 and defending champion Ashleigh Barty for the first time in her professional career. 

“I’ve wanted to play her for a long time now, so I’m super excited for that. I know it’s going to be a really tough match, but I’m really looking forward to it,” Andreescu confessed. 

Needless to say, it will be another three-setter tough match for Bianca. Will we see how she lifts her first title after 18 months?

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