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SportsCanadians Andreescu, Shapovalov advance

02:45  13 march  2019
02:45  13 march  2019 Source:   msn.com

Canada's Andreescu advances into fourth round

Canada's Andreescu advances into fourth round Canada's Andreescu advances into fourth round

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu continued her stellar start to the 2019 season, advancing to the second round of the Australian Open after a lengthy Andreescu was one of four Canadians to reach the second round on the day, joining Denis Shapovalov , Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic.

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu continued her stellar start to the 2019 season, advancing to the second round of the Australian Open after a lengthy, three-set victory over American wild card Whitney Osuigwe on Tuesday.

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Canada's contingent of tennis teenagers is continuing to make waves in the California desert.

Wild card Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., continued her dream run at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday, rolling into the women's singles quarterfinals with a 7-5, 6-2 upset of No. 18 seed Qiang Wang of China.

Later, No. 24 seed Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont. posted an emphatic 6-4, 6-2 victory over No. 10 seed Marin Cilic of Croatia to reach the round-of-16 on the men's side.

Andreescu will face No. 20 seed and two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza of Spain in Wednesday's quarterfinals.

Andreescu into quarters at Mexican Open

Andreescu into quarters at Mexican Open Andreescu into quarters at Mexican Open

Bianca Andreescu and Denis Shapovalov , along with fellow Canadians Felix Auger-Aliassime and Milos Raonic all advanced past Shapovalov , who fired eight aces past Johnson, joins Milos Raonic and Felix Auger-Aliassime in the third round after his fellow Canadians won on Saturday to advance .

Auger-Aliassime and Shapovalov advance , Andreescu loses heartbreaker in NYC. Meanwhile, Bianca Andreescu came within a few points of joining her compatriots in the win column on Tuesday, but ultimately fell 6-2, 2-6, 7-6(4) to China’s Liu Fangzhou after saving match points and erasing a 2-5

"I have watched her play many times on TV, so it's just crazy to think that I'll be competing against her," said Andreescu, who will leap into the top 50 in the WTA Tour rankings on Monday.

Shapovalov's next opponent will be Hubert Hurkacz. The 22-year-old from Poland, unseeded but ranked a career high No. 67 this week, is another member of the ATP Tour's "Next Gen".

Shapovalov followed his comfortable win over Cilic with a rap for the crowd.

"It wasn't easy after the match to find my thoughts, find the lyrics. ... I wrote down a couple of things, took me two, three minutes," Shapovalov said. "Didn't actually look at it until after the match today.

"That was fun. That was cool. It's something I have been doing as a hobby. It's just a fun little part of me."

Andreescu, Raonic advance in Indian Wells

Andreescu, Raonic advance in Indian Wells INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - With all the insouciant freedom of the new kid on the block, 18-year-old Bianca Andreescu has become the best story of all during a great run for Canadians at the BNP Paribas Open. On an afternoon when three Canadians were playing at the same time on different courts, the native of Mississauga, Ont., recorded her most impressive win of the tournament. In just 52 minutes on Wednesday, she dismantled two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-0, 6-1 to move into Friday's women's singles semifinals. Muguruza, the No. 20 seed and world No.

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu advanced to the second round of Australian Open qualifiers on Wednesday when her opponent Katie Swan retired from their Swan is No. 181. Andreescu needs to win three consecutive qualifying matches to get into the main draw of the Australian Open.

You left out Milos and Canada was 10-1 in sets!

Andreescu said she was a fan of Shapovalov's performance.

"I actually just watched it before I got in here," she said. "It really put a smile on my face. That's for sure."

The other member of Canada's teen trio at the tournament, Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime, was eliminated Monday night in a dramatic third-set tiebreak against qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan. But Auger-Aliassime also made a measurable impact, including a win over ninth-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Canadian players have always enjoyed solid support from the snowbirds in Indian Wells, so it's no coincidence many have posted great results over the years.

But the number of Maple Leaf flags, red and white T-shirts and Canada caps keeps growing this week. And others are joining, as the youthful enthusiasm of Auger-Aliassime and Andreescu – both just 18 – and 19-year-old Shapovalov capture the imagination of tennis fans from all nations.

Andreescu, Raonic advance in Indian Wells

Andreescu, Raonic advance in Indian Wells INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - If you weren't a Canadian tennis fan at the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, you would have had a difficult time finding anything to watch. First Denis Shapovalov, then Milos Raonic, and finally Bianca Andreescu took to the three big stadium courts at Indian Wells — all within 20 minutes of each other. It turned out to be a rather successful afternoon, too, with a third-set loss by Shapovalov preventing a sweep on yet another big day for Canadian tennis. Last on and first off was the surging Andreescu. The 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., was masterful in a 6-0, 6-1 dismantling of two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza of Spain, the No. 20 seed.

Denis Shapovalov (/ˌʃɑːpəˈvɑːləv, -ləf/ SHAH-pə-VAH-ləv, -⁠ləf; Hebrew: דניס שפובלוב‎; Russian: Денис Викторович Шаповалов [ʂəpɐˈvaɫəf]; born April 15, 1999) is a Canadian professional tennis player.

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Andreescu will earn US$182,000 in prize money for reaching the final eight. She is the youngest women's quarterfinalist here since Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova reached the semifinals in 2009 at 17 years, eight months.

The Canadian teen was frustrated enough after giving up an early lead in the first set to do some damage to one of her rackets.

"It's nice to let some anger out sometimes. I wish I didn't have to do that, but it just came out," she said.

It didn't work right away. But Andreescu eventually won that first set. And then she roared to life after overcoming a love-40 deficit as she served at 3-2.

Five straight points to hold led to another break of serve that put the result just about out of reach.

"I think that was a really crucial game," Andreescu said in an on-court interview after the match. "I didn't think I served well at the beginning of the game. I think I relaxed a bit too much, but then I'm like 'Screw this' (and) I just went for it and ran like crazy."

Canadians Andreescu, Shapovalov advance© Provided by thecanadianpress.com Sofia Kenin of the U.S. returns a ball in her Mexican Tennis Open semifinal match against Canada's Bianca Andreescu, in Acapulco, Mexico, Friday, March 1, 2019. Canadian teenagers Bianca Andreescu and Denis Shapovalov will look to continue their runs at the BNP Paribas Open today.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rebecca Blackwell

No. 13 seed Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., will face unseeded German Jan-Lennard Struff in a round-of-16 match scheduled for Wednesday. Struff beat Raonic in three sets in the first round in the Canadian's last tournament in Dubai.

Andreescu up 11 spots to career-high No. 60

Andreescu up 11 spots to career-high No. 60 Andreescu up 11 spots to career-high No. 60

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In women's doubles, No. 5 seeds Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa and Yifan Xu of China posted a 6-3, 6-2 win in their quarterfinal match against Darija Jurak of Croatia and Raluca Olaru of Romania.

Shapovalov will tie his career-high ranking of No. 23 with Tuesday's win. And he will be looking for more.

He arrived early in the desert after a series of pedestrian results at indoor tournaments in Europe, other than two impressive wins in Canada's Davis Cup victory over host Slovakia in January.

The slow courts and the quick balls in the desert are a combination that should work well for him – once he adjusted. He felt it kick in, as it happens, during a practice with a countryman.

"I think with Milos, actually, we played both really solid tennis. That was the first time I felt like, 'Okay, I'm starting to feel my game again. I'm starting to play some good points. The ball is sitting on my racket," he said. "And ever since then, I have been able to play some really good tennis."

Note to readers: This is a corrected version of an earlier story. Bianca Andreescu will face Garbine Muguruza on Wednesday, not Thursday.

Andreescu advances at Indian Wells.
Andreescu advances at Indian Wells

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