‘I am super excited to play Maria Sakkari’ – Bianca Andreescu looks to extend 10 match winning streak at US Open
Bianca Andreescu dominated Greet Minnen 6-1, 6-2 in rapid quick time to reach last 16 at the 2021 US Open, the Canadian is now on a 10-match winning streak at Flushing Meadows, having won the title in 2019 on her debut run.
Injury problems prevented Andreescu from her defending her title in New York last year, she has now joined the illustrious duo of Evonne Goolagong Cawley and Monica Seles, who also won their first 10 matches at the US Open. The 21-year-old was proud of the achievement.
“I know that I was 10-0, but I didn’t know only a certain amount of people did that,” Andreescu said. “So for me, hearing it, I feel very grateful to have accomplished that and to be alongside all those amazing players. I hope that I can continue my streak and make it two in a row.”
Andreescu also spoke about the quality of her third round performance, before highlighting the specifics in her game that she is pleased with.
“I think I played really well today,” Andreescu said. “This is what I have been working towards in practice, and I’m very pleased with my return games, with my service games, with my movement on court, also with my attitude.”
“It’s incredible, especially like the last two matches they weren’t easy, especially the first round,” she added. “Getting it done in those, like, conditions, you know, and Arthur Ashe and being able to get it done in two almost, I’d say, probably one of my best matches.”
Andreescu will face Greek Maria Sakkari in last 32 and is excited ahead of the clash.
“I think it’s going to be a great match. I’m super excited to play against her,” Andreescu said. “We had a very, very tough match in Miami. I’m sure it’s going to be the same. I want to go out there not really thinking too much and looking back at our previous match.”
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