No.8 seed Bianca Andreescu stormed into the semifinal of the Miami Open 2021 after a two-hour and 35-minute marathon rally against Sara Sorribes Tormo. It was the second semifinal of the season for World No.9 from Mississauga. Earlier, she played at the Phillip Island Trophy during the Australian Open summer series.
“I Fought As Hard As I Could, And I’m Super Happy”: Bianca
Canadian took the lead in a quarterfinal match at the Grandstand after winning the first set(6-4). But, the Spaniard bounced back to claim the second set(6-3).
Eventually, Andreescu raised her hand and showcased phenomenal tennis to capture the decider(6-3). It was also the third consecutive three-set win for the three-time tour-level title winner in Miami Gardens. Notably, she defeated Amanda Anisimova and Garbine Muguruza in the three-setters in her previous rounds.
Bianca leads Sorribes Tormo 1-0 in their head-to-head series, And she said of Sara, “That girl can really run. After the first set, I was honestly so tired, but we both fought *really* hard. She’s an incredible fighter.”
Andreescu emphasised that she fought hard as much as she could and is pleased with her performance. “I have no idea how I pushed through, but I fought as hard as I could, and I’m super happy,” the 2019 US Open champion added.
Bianca Andreescu Will Lock Horns With Maria Sakkari In Semifinals
In the first-time meeting, Canadian and No.23 seed from Greek will face each other for a championship match spot.
Maria Sakkari halted Naomi Osaka’s 23-match winning streak to become the last four contestants at the Rock Hard Stadium. Sakkari took merely an hour and 9-minute to send the three-time Grand Slam champion packing things.
“I watched a little bit of that match. She played really well. Like, she was just dominating right from the start. Naomi wasn’t quite there,” Andreescu said.
“But she’s coming off a great win. I mean, I’m coming off a pretty great win too. I’m sure she’s very confident, and I have watched her play many, many times, so I know what to expect, but obviously, it’s different once I step out there,” Canadian continued.
“I’m just gonna have to adjust with what I know now and what I am going to see on the court. But I know it’s going to be a battle, and I’m really looking forward to it,” Bianca confessed.
However, it will be a tough semifinal match for both contenders. The winner will meet No.1 seed Ashleigh Barty or No.5 seed Elina Svitolina in the event final.