Bianca Andreescu responds to accusations that she faked injury versus Daria Kasatkina

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Bianca Andreescu responds to accusations that she faked injury versus Daria Kasatkina

Canadian tennis star Bianca Andreescu read what was written about her on social media and strongly denied that she would ever fake an injury to get an edge over her opponent. On Tuesday, home favorite Andreescu kicked off her campaign at the National Bank Open in Toronto.

Andreescu appeared to be dealing with fitness and breathing issues but in the end managed to beat Daria Kasatkina in straight sets 7-6 (5) 6-4. In a message posted on her Instagram, Andreescu claimed she did indeed feel dizzy and nauseous during the Kasatkina match.

"Thanks you to everyone who came out to support tonight, " Andreescu wrote in her Instagram story. "It was electric!! I’ve been seeing some comments/ messages about what happened during my match and wanted to address it.

I genuinely did not feel good. Dizzy and nauseous. Nothing to do with my back, thankfully but I definitely did not mean to cause any harm/distraction or whatever ppl (people) have been calling it to my opponent or anyone in that matter.

Try being in our position and see how y’all do. Anyways I’m happy to see another day here in Toronto and I’m feeling much better. See you all tmrw(tomorrow)."

Andreescu: Quitting in Toronto was not an option for me

"I really wanted to push through, this is the court I grew up on and no was not an option for me tonight, " Andreescu wrote.

"It just makes me sad to see that ppl (people) really believe that. Us athletes go through injuries, sickness etc, the last thing I want to do is put more of that energy in the air especially if it’s fake?!?! Doesn’t make sense.

Yes, I wish I was able to not show it but I am human, too, at the end of the day." Andreescu plays Alize Cornet in the Toronto second round.