Daria Saville weighs in on Bianca Andreescu's late Cincinnati withdrawal
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Daria Saville was seemingly a bit disappointed after Bianca Andreescu pulled out late from Cincinnati and she missed out on a chance to compete at the tournament. After the draw had already been made, Andreescu withdrew from Toronto, citing a "change in schedule." Had Andreescu pulled out from Cincinnati before qualifying matches started, Saville would have made the main draw as the first alternate.
"I am not even salty, but yea happens all the time," Saville tweeted.
In another tweet, Saville wrote: "If anyone form main draw pulls out before qualifying matches start then players from the alternate list get in.
ð¤¤ I am not even salty… but yea happens all the time ð¥² https://t.co/1Bu4y2kEbY — Daria Saville (@Daria_gav) August 13, 2022
Matches started today at 10 so had to be just before then. And I was first alternate."
If anyone form main draw pulls out before qualifying matches start then players from the alternate list get in. Matches started today at 10 so had to be just before then.
And I was first alternate ð¥² — Daria Saville (@Daria_gav) August 13, 2022
Andreescu was accused of 'faking an injury' versus Daria Kasatkina
Last week in Toronto, Andreescu appeared to be struggling with breathing and fitness issues versus Kasatkina in the first round.
Still, Andreescu managed to win the match in straight sets. After the match, fans on social media started accusing Andreescu of "faking an injury" to get an edge versus Kasatkina. Andreescu addressed those claims through her Instagram account.
"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.
I really wanted to push through, this is the court I grew up on and no was not an option for me tonight. 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."