Package for Halep, Andreescu goes directly to the final

Forfeit for Halep, Andreescu goes straight to the final


After beating the favorite at the Bad Homburg tennis tournament the day before, Canadian Bianca Andreescu took advantage of Romanian Simona Halep's injury withdrawal to secure her ticket to the final on Friday.

The WTA has reported that the 30-year-old has a neck injury, which prevents her from playing. The former world no. morning [Friday] with my neck locked and it does not allow me to compete to the best of my abilities,” Halep wrote on his Twitter account.

Andreescu found the hair of the beast in Hamburg and convincingly defeated Russian Daria Kasatkina in straight sets 6-4, 6-1 on Thursday in the quarter-finals. In the final on Saturday, the 22-year-old Ontarian will cross swords with the winner of the duel between the Frenchwomen Caroline Garcia and Alizé Cornet.

Herself affected by injuries, Andreescu has descended the ranks of the WTA and now finds himself 64th. She will be in the final of a tournament for the first time since April 2021, when she was defeated in the final match by Ashleigh Barty in Miami.