No. 1 Ashleigh Barty defends Miami Open title as injured Bianca Andreescu retires

MIAMI — Bianca Andreescu gutted out four straight three-set matches to reach Saturday’s Miami Open final, including a rain-delayed semifinal that ended just after 1:30 a.m. on Friday. The 20-year-old Canadian, back on tour after a 16-month layoff, was overjoyed to be playing for a trophy again. But she twisted her right ankle in the second set against defending champion and world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, and, on the advice of her fitness coach made the difficult decision to retire, trailing 6-3, 4-0, securing the title for Barty. Andreescu, never one to hide her emotions, crouched down, buried he…

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