‘That was crazy’ – Bianca Andreescu satisfied with effort depsite first US Open defeat
Bianca Andreescu was satisfied with her efforts despite seeing her 10 match winning streak at Flushing Meadows come to an end after a defeat against Maria Sakkari.
The thrilling fourth round clash at the Arthur Ashe Stadium captivated the crowd in New York until early hours of the morning, with the Greek finally sealing a 6-7, 7-6, 6-3 victory.
Andreescu won the 2019 title in her first main draw appearance at US Open but missed last year’s event due to a knee injury.
“I was expecting that and I went out there with the right mindset, I think, and I did the best that I could,” Andreescu said.
“I wish I could have finished it in two sets, because I had my opportunities, but tennis is just like that sometimes. I take everything from this tournament and I just look at it, like, ‘Wow, I really fought through that. That was crazy.’
The Canadian now has a 10-1 record at Flushing Meadows, which the 21-year-old feels is ‘pretty cool’ and added she is raring to come back in 2022.
“If I come back here I hope I can go 17-1 and win the tournament again,” she added.
“But I’m not trying to think too far ahead, because I have so much more work to do to get to that level.”
Andreescu struggled with a left leg injury in the deciding set and is unsure whether she’ll compete again in 2021.
“At this point I really don’t know, but I slid a couple of times, and I fell on my groin a little bit,” she said. “I hope it’s nothing too serious.”
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