Camila Giorgi loves to play in Montreal because she won a trophy here the last time the event was held in the city. Her return to Montreal saw her face Bianca Andreescu in a very tough matchup, but she handled it really well.
A straight sets win for the Italian against Andreescu, who once again disappointed. It's becoming a theme with the Canadian even though she keeps confirming her commitment to the sport and desire to return to where she was before.
This loss was seemingly impacted by yet another injury. There have been a lot of injury problems with Andreescu in recent years and it's getting extremely exhausting for the players. She wasn't particularly keen on discussing it after the match but did offer some insight into what went wrong.
Yeah, it's hard when I keep getting asked this question, like, if I'm healthy, what's going on. And in a way I am, but I'm not. Last week during my match in Washington, I experienced some back pain. Some SI joint pain, to be exact. I've had this before.
Yeah, it got better for a few days, and then, you know, I started playing again, and then obviously I felt some irritation, but I saw some light at the end of the tunnel. But with SI joint pain, it's very difficult because it's nothing very serious, but if you do push, you do feel a lot of pain.
The pain was annoying for Andreescu because she thought it wouldn't be a huge issue but obviously, it was. It flared up during practice and continued to get worse as she kept playing. She confirmed that she'll take a few days off after today with the WTA 1000 event in Cincinnati in doubt.
Yeah, for sure. I'm going to speak to my team about that, but I definitely need to take a few days off. It just sucks that it started during this tournament. Yeah, it really sucks. I don't know if I'm going to play Cincinnati. The goal is obviously US Open, so yeah.