Bianca Andreescu defeated Sofia Kenin in straight sets, 6-4 7-6, to reach the Rogers Cup final in Toronto and possibly set a championship clash against Serena Williams. The Canadian player, analyzing the moments before she won, recalling the second set tie-break, said: "At 5-2 it's hard not to think about what is going to happen next.
I mean, I'm one game away from winning. I think that threw me off a little bit. And at 6-5, I was really nervous. I'm not going to lie. So many thoughts was going through my head. I tried to stay as calm as possible, and I think that really helped today."
On playing Serena, she added: "I've watched Serena play so many times. It would be really cool to play Serena. It's going to be an amazing experience, for sure, playing a legend. It would be an honor to share the court with her.
But when I go out there, like I said, I'm fearless. So hopefully that will be the case when I play her." On her beginnings, Andreescu concluded: "Ever since I moved back to Canada to pursue my game, we've been sacrificing a lot of things.
But I don't necessarily call it a sacrifice because this is what I wanted to do. And we all dedicated everything we had to this sport. It wasn't easy. There's always ups and downs like in anything. But they've been supporting me with every decision that I've made.
They've been honest with me, telling me how it is when I don't want to hear it, obviously. And all I can say is that all that hard work, dedication, and sweat is all worth it in the end. Nothing beats this feeling."