“She’s Very Powerful”: Bianca Andreescu Talks Ahead of Maria Sakkari Showdown at US Open 2021


Bianca Andreescu
Bianca Andreescu

No.6 seed Bianca Andreescu will lock horns with No.17 seed Maria Sakkari for a quarterfinal spot at the United States Open 2021

After the setback, the 21-year-old from Canada exhibited the best tennis skills on the New York hard courts. As a result, she booked her seat at the US Open fourth round for the second time in her career.

In addition, World No.7 toppled Swiss Viktorija Golubic, American Lauren Davis and Belgian Greet Minnen and lost a set in the first three encounters. 

“I’m Super Excited To Play Against Sakkari”, says Bianca Andreescu 

However, now Andreescu will face Maria Sakkari for the second time in the WTA Tour. Canadian leads Greek 1-0 in their head-to-head series. At the 2021 Miami Open, Bianca stunned Maria in the three sets(7-6, 3-6, 7-6) blockbuster. 

When asked about Maria Sakkari showdown at the US Open 2021 in an interview, Andreescu said, “I think it’s going to be a great match. I’m super excited to play against her. Yeah, we had a very, very tough match in Miami. I’m sure it’s going to be the same. It’s not going to be easy.”

“You know, I kind of know what to expect a little bit, but at the same time, I want to go out there not really thinking too much and looking back at our previous match. I want to stay zoned in the present moment, and whatever she brings my way, I’ll be ready,” Canadian added. 

The 26-year-old from Athens is known for her aggressive, all-court style of play, centred around her strong serve and powerful groundstrokes in the women’s tennis world. 

Speaking about the next match opponent’s strength, the 2019 US Open champion Bianca explained, “She’s very powerful. She serves very well. She moves well. She’s a fighter. But I’m also all those things, so it’s going to be good. I’m pumped.”

Moreover, World No.18 Maria Sakkari upset two-time Grand Slam champion Petra Kvitova to reach the fourth round at Flushing Meadows.

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