Andreescu calls Miami Open final injury a 'freak accident'
She showcased some of that strong tennis that saw her win the 2019 US Open as well as immense fighting spirit winning several 3-set matches. Some of these matches were grueling physically lasting close to 3 hours and finishing in the small hours of the day. But an ankle injury in the final prevented her from capping off the run with a trophy.
Speaking on her impressions after it ended she said:
"It was a great tournament. I really fought through very tough matches. My body seemed to be good up until today. I think it was just, like, a freak accident."
Andreescu took the retirement hard bursting into tears on the baseline. When the players did meet at the net Barty offered some kind words to Bianca which she recalled after the match:
"[Barty] said, 'It was great playing. I'm so sorry. I hope you get better, and I know we're going to be seeing each other a lot on the other side of the net.' Super sweet."
Throughout the fortnight Andreescu demonstrated immense willpower and grit fighting through several matches. Speaking on the rollercoaster of emotions due to that she said:
"I'm definitely the type of person to wear her emotions on her sleeve. I'm not afraid of that. To me, it's more of a strength because I'm being who I am."
She further explained:
"I think that shows a lot of people that they can do the same, because a lot of the times people say, 'Oh, if you show your emotions it's a weakness,' but to me, it's not. It's how I express myself. I'm a very expressive person. It's helped me win. Like, that's how I win on top of a lot of other things."