MIAMI – Another injury to Bianca Andres has ended her best match since winning the US Open title in September 2019.
The Canadian retired with a right ankle injury after trailing 6-3, 4-0 against Australia’s Ash Party in the final of the Miami Open on Saturday.
Eighth-ranked athlete Andriscu, one. He wore the tape over his right ankle for the full final of the WTA 1000 event – a level below the Grand Slam.
After the game ended with a break to give the party a 3-0 lead, Andres finished a medical time to seek treatment from the coach.
She still returned to a game, but did not move properly. Then, she put her hand to her face as she tried to stop the tears before going into the web to greet the party and finish the match.
The 20-year-old Andres returned from a 16-month layoff at the Australian Open in February, losing in the second round of the Grand Slam. He suffered a knee injury in late 2019 and did not want to try to come back before the outbreak in 2020.
The 20-year-old Canadian made her first appearance in the semifinals of an event in Melbourne for players who were initially knocked out of the Australian Open, but an injury to one leg drove her all the way to Miami.
Next week Andres will move up three places to 6th in the world rankings.
After winning four of three consecutive sets to reach the final, Andreas struggled to find any rhythm against the party in their first career meeting.
Andreas has been sidelined with injuries in both appearances in Miami since the start – two losses he has suffered in North America since early 2015.
Party, the 2019 French Open champion, won his 10th career title and earned $ 300,110 in a total of $ 3.26 million wallet. 5,000 165,000 pockets for Andres.
The Canadian found some rhythm and beat Andrews earlier in the match 3-0 to reduce the deficit to 3-2.
But in Andrescu’s next service game, the Australians responded. The two winners put the party in a decisive lead at 4-2 after Andres struggled with two break points. World No. 1 won every point of the subsequent serve game to take charge of the first set.
Andreas is scheduled to take up most of April. Prior to the match, his agent Jonathan Tasniers de Vicky was at the French Open (May 23-June 5).
This report of the Canadian edition was first published on April 3, 2021.