Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu admitted she was disappointed in the way she played against Ons Jabeur in the Montreal Masters round-of-16. Andreescu, ranked at No. 8 in the world, fell short in three sets as Jabeur won 6-7 (5) 6-4 6-1 to progress into the Montreal quarterfinal.
Andreescu recovered from a set down in the second set but lost her serve in key moments of the second set as Jabeur broke in the 10th game to force a decider. After losing the second set on such a disappointing way, Andreescu's game fell apart as Jabeur claimed two breaks in the third ser to complete a comeback win.
"I don’t really know what to say. I’m super disappointed in how I played, but at the same time Ons played super well. I tried to play my best with what I had today. She was … disrupting my rhythm a little bit.
The whole toe situation didn’t help at all," Andreescu said following her loss, per Max Gao.
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"I'm sick and tired of retiring. For sure I could have [retired], but I did not want to tonight.
It's super bruised. It hurt on a lot of shots. I try not to show it. She also took advantage of that," Andreescu revealed. Andreescu knew Jabeur's game-style but still couldn't find a solution to beat her. “She's the type of player that likes to slice, drop shot, all that.
Some games she’d be super on, then other games she’d miss like four in a row. There wasn’t a lot of rallies or rhythm," Andreescu noted. Andreescu is hoping to soon move on from the Montreal exit. "I first have to realize it’s just a game of tennis.
I’m only 21. Yeah, I won this tournament before. I know I could have won this tournament again. But sometimes shit happens and you basically have to move on. That’s life.