Miami Open 2021: Ashleigh Barty vs Bianca Andreescu
Barty overcame Elina Svitolina in her semifinal on Thursday, winning 6-3, 6-3. But Andreescu had a far tougher time against Maria Sakkari, needing nearly three hours to close out a 7-6 (7), 3-6, 7-6 (4) result.
Andreescu raced to a 4-1 lead in the first set but required a tiebreaker to finally clinch it, saving a couple of set points in the process. Carrying on the momentum, the Canadian opened up a 3-1 lead in the second set.
But Sakkari had other ideas, pulling out some great shots from the baseline to reel off five games in a row and take the match into a deciding set.
Venue: Miami, Florida
Category: WTA 1000
Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
Prize money: $3,260,190
Live telecast: USA – Tennis Channel | UK – Eurosport