Last night, Andreescu came out of the set to beat Eliza Mertens (3-6, 6-2, 6-3). On Monday night, she beat American Taylor Townsend (6-1, 4-6, 6-2) in a roller coaster of a match that peaked when she threw her rocket halfway through the court after failing twice at the start of the game. the third set.
Previously, she beat former World No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets in the third round, and she easily dealt with Kirsten Flippens and Kathy Volinets in the second round and first rounds, respectively.
And now, a year after losing in the first round of qualifying for the US, Andreescu is in the semifinals. Tonight she will face Belinda Bencic, a 22-year-old Swiss whose game was made for an aggressive and powerful opponent like Andreescu. Bencic knocked off defending champion Naomi Osaka in straight sets in the fourth round, taking over and shifting Osaka's pace. Andreescu has never played Bencic in a game, but said they trained together in Toronto.
"I found that she picks up the ball very early, likes to be very aggressive, has very good service," Andreescu told Bencic. "It's also moving pretty well, so I'll do my best to focus on myself and just keep doing what I'm doing because I think my game throws a lot of players."
Off the court, Andreescu is personal, even kind. Prior to this tournament, she was probably best known for consoling her injured and crying Serena Williams after Serena retired from the Rogers Cup final. On the court it does not offer such amenities.