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Luckily, I've had some tough crowds in my career, so hopefully I will be used to it.
I'm just going to try and stay in the present moment. That was really important for me was to just change it up and move it around and not be so predictable. It's a good lesson for me in the future, as well, more than anything.
She won in , and -- all in Toronto -- and has a tournament-record 34 victories in 38 matches. The American won the last of her 72 singles titles in the Australian Open.
Andreescu is returning from a right shoulder injury that sidelined her since the French Open in May.
Halep has triumphed in two of the last three seasons in Canada and will be the firm favourite to win back-to-back Rogers Cup titles after securing her second major title at Wimbledon. Can the Romanian make it a hat-trick of titles in Canada, or will someone else step up to the plate?
Andreescu had three chances to finish the semifinal before the second set went to a tiebreaker, but the American fought back each time. Andreescu finally sealed the match on a backhand winner.
She dropped to her knees and covered her face before kissing the Aviva Centre's hardcourt. After speaking with an on-court reporter, she found her parents in the crowd for a long embrace. I had zero expectations coming into this tournament.
I knew it was going to happen, so it wasn't, like, a shock. I obviously expected this.
I tried to just block it out and do the best I can. Andreescu has won 16 consecutive matches in which she has not retired because of injury, including victories over six of the WTA's top 10 players.
Her world ranking will rise from 27th to at least 19th.