Miami. Australian tennis player Ashley Party, the world number one, won her second consecutive Miami Open title this Saturday, dominated when Canadian Bianca Andres had to retire due to injury.
The party had a 6-3, 4-0 lead when world number nine Andres left the game with a right ankle injury.
The 20-year-old Andreas suffered a severe fall in the third game of the second set and, after receiving medical treatment on his ankle, continued to try to play.
After being active in a sport, Andrescu retired with injuries in the new episode of his long misfortune, which has slowed down his life in recent years.
“I really don’t want to stop,” the tennis player admitted, even more excitedly, at the press conference. “My physical trainer Abdul (Silla) saved me from it because I ‘ve been there before and pushed me to the point of making it worse.”
“Especially no one wants to end a match by retiring from a final. But these things happen, I have to think about my life. I’m 20 years old, I do not want to risk anything,” he stressed. “It’s hard to say, but I’m glad I stopped.”
After spending a void 2020 due to injuries and restraints caused by the epidemic, Andres competed for his fourth WTA title and competed in his first final since his victory in the Flushing Meadows in 2019.
“My body felt better to this day. I think it was an accident. I sprained my ankle,” Andres said, adding that he had suffered from various back, knee and ankle problems during his young life.
“Getting my feet back is not easy, but I believe in myself, I didn’t give up,” he stressed.
With his victory at the Open, the second WTA 1000 competition of the season, the party adds the tenth trophy of its record in 24 years, including the Grand Slam title at the Roland Kross-2019.
“This is the perfect start to what we hope will be a great year,” predicts the Australian, who has competed in only three other events this season.
His second qualification for the Miami Final after 2019 (the match was canceled due to the Corona virus in 2020), the party had already ensured that he retains the leadership of the WTA rankings, where he has been established since June 2019.
“There will be many more of us”
The party traveled nearly 50 hours from Australia to compete in Miami, where they had to save a match ball in their debut against Slovakian Cristina Kukova.
After the initial panic, the party advanced to travel speed, leaving only a set in the remaining heat.
This Saturday the Australian relied on his powerful service and played another devastating performance, allowing him to win 77.8 percentage points with his first serve.
This is the first time the two best young players on the circuit have met.
“It’s a privilege to share this path with you for the first time. I hope we get more,” the party told its competitor.
After several marathon comebacks, the Australian started the crash against a competitor who played another three hours on his feet.
Using his explosive service and volleyball, the Australians settled the transfers quickly, and in seven minutes he was already leading 3-0.
Andres began to find some answers after breaking the service to the Australians at once with an amazing scene Passing And access 3-2.
The party, which tested Andrews’ inaccurate service, distanced itself from its success in the first set.
Andres was hoping to take the match to the third set, where he won all of his competitive interceptions except the first round.
But his service had not yet begun, and after the final double mistake, he again gave the lead to a 2-0 lead.
In the third game, 15-15, Andresku ran to his right to take a turn and suffered a fall.
On Sunday it will be the twist of the Open, ATP Masters 1000 men’s final, which will be played by Polish’s Hubert Harkoks (26th seed) and Italian Janic Sinner (23rd), just 19 years old.