This was a match in which both players gave very little away especially on serve,well almost until right at the death as you will see.Andreescu winning this close encounter in 3. First set went to a tie breaker.Bianca winning the breaker ,only just,8-6 thanks to a pair of monster back hands at 6-6.On to the second,with the Canadian up 3-1,with Sakkari serving,Maria produced the goods at 30-30 with a forehand winner out of the blue catching everyone by surprise.Maria held serve in that one in the first of 5 games she won in a row to take the second set 6-3.

The third went to a tie breaker as well.Sakkari blowing a chance to serve out the mat at 6-5 with a terrible serve game lost to love.Bianca deserved the victory in the breaker clearly the more focused and better player, winning it 7-4. Maria’s confidence plummeting on the back of that weak twelfth game.Bianca securing a finals spot against Ashley Barry despite winning few games than her Greek opponent.