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World number 1 Ashleigh Barty retained her Miami Open title after opponent Bianca Andreescu had to retire injured in the second set of the final on Saturday

Former US Open champion Andreescu lost the opening set 6-3 and was then broken twice to fall 4-0 against the world number 1 in the second game

The 20-year-old Canadian had injured her ankle during the second game of the second set and had to be treated by the physiotherapist at the court, but soon called it a day under emotional circumstances

She was back in action at the Australian Open in February after a 15-month injury break – but after playing a follow-up event in Melbourne, Andreescu had to withdraw from tournaments in Adelaide, Doha and Dubai with a leg problem

No1 Ashleigh Barty makes 12 straight wins in Miami when she finished her 2nd # MiamiOpen title wins after Andreescu 63 40 retires – 2 Title of 2021 (YVC) – 10 Career title – 1 Title defense – 2 Player who wins a title in 2021 after beating MP, vs Kucova (Osaka, AO) ImageTwittercom / YxPYbWHFXf

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Andreescu said she had wanted to play Barty for a long time and was happy to finally have her chance at her first career meeting, but the Australian, who battled a suspected stomach injury herself, imposed her game from the start of the game and deserves it deserves first sentence

She then won four games in a row in the second round before her opponent burst into tears as she was forced to admit defeat and give Barty the title

Barty is the first top seed to win the Miami Open since Serena Williams in 2015.She is the sixth woman to successfully defend the Miami Open: Graf (87-88, 94-96) Seles (90-91) Sanchez Vicario (92-93) V. Williams (98-99) S. Williams (2002-04, 07-08, 13-15)

It was a second triumph of the WTA Tour in 2021 for the Australian and her 10th Career title

Andreescu’s run to the final should bring her by three places in the WTA rankings to sixth place in the world rankings

As the pandemic reduced tournament revenues and severely restricted participation, the champion received 300$ 110 vs $ 1.35m Barty won in 2019 Only 750 fans were allowed on the site per session

In the men’s doubles final, the all-British pairing of Dan Evans and Neal Skupski ended in second against Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic and lost 6-4 6-4

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