In a fierce game from start to finish, Canada’s Bianca Andreescu (Bianca Andreescu) tried to beat Greece’s 7-6 (9), 3-6 and 7-6 (7) in three rounds. Maria Sakkari (Maria Sakkari), to secure tickets to the Miami Championship finals, Thursday in Florida.
From the start of the game, she quickly led 4-1, but the Greek climbed 4-4 in the first set. In the first group, Sakkari’s 24 non-mandatory errors were fatal to her.
She quickly admitted the second game. The No. 25 player in the world dominated her at all levels, so she grabbed the set with a score of 6-3 in 38 minutes.
The finals began to be difficult, and the Greeks successfully broke the opponent’s serve in the fifth game. In the late 4-2 period, she was able to persevere and won the tiebreaker.
She will face Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in the final. The two players have never faced each other. The Canadian will seek fourth place, while her opponent hopes to get tenth.
This will be her first final since her victory at the U.S. Open in 2019, and the fifth final of her career, which is currently ranked ninth in the WTA standings.
In order to reach the semifinals, Andrescu defeated Teresa Martinkova of the Czech Republic and Amanda Anisimova of the United States, and then defeated the Spaniards Garbin Mugurusa and Sara · Solibes Tomo. The duel with Sakkari was the fourth match she won in three rounds.
Earlier in the afternoon, Barty defeated Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina 6-3 in the same two games in only 87 minutes.
The world’s No. 1 racket only invested 46% of her first serve, but she slammed 7 aces and won 60% of the rallies she initiated. However, his lack of precision allowed Svitolina to score seven break points. She saved the furniture five times. In return, Barty was aggressive, beating his opponent five times in 14 attempts.
For Batty, this is just the second victory in seven games between the two women on the WTA Tour. She will work hard to defend the Mimai title she acquired in 2019.