"A win is a win" - Andreescu happy to get it done against Kasatkina
It was the first time Andreescu returned to the event in Toronto where she played so well in the past. Andreescu won the event in 2019 beating Serena Williams in the final and she grew up around these parts of Canada as well. The match itself was a crazy one with many long rallies, twists and turns and numerous breaks.
It took her almost three hours but sh'es jsut glad to get it done:
"A win is a win no matter how you pull it off and today really showed me a lot about myself and how I can push through these things if I really want it. It just shows that fighting spirit that I still have in me. I want to continue building on that."
Both players have physical issues in this one with Kasatkina taking a medical timeout in the match and Andreescu appearing to breathe heavily at certain points in the match. She laughed it off after the match admitting to feeling dizzy at times:
"I'm feeling much better. I felt really dizzy, I had no idea what it was. Maybe something that I ate or all the stress leading up to the tournament, I have no idea. I'm super happy that I was able to clutch it out."
A follow-up question was asked and Andreescu shut down talks about retiring admitting that it was never a consideration:
"I did not want to at all. There was one moment where I was a bit afraid that I couldn't [continue] but it's not like I had that thought in my head where I wanted to quit. I really couldn't today, something came upon me even though I was feeling like absolute crap. Especially during the tiebreaker, I hit a shot and I was seeing double almost. That was kind of the point where I didn't feel the best. But the crowd, they really pushed me to continue."