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SportsCanada's Bianca Andreescu reaches U.S. Open quarterfinals

08:25  03 september  2019
08:25  03 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

Bianca Andreescu gets prime-time slot for quarterfinals at U.S. Open

Bianca Andreescu gets prime-time slot for quarterfinals at U.S. Open NEW YORK — Bianca Andreescu is returning to prime time at the U.S. Open. The Canadian teen tennis star will play in the evening draw for the second match in a row when she faces Elise Mertens of Belgium in a quarterfinal on Wednesday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium. This time, though, Andreescu will be in the early evening match, starting at 7 p.m. ET. On Monday, her match against American Taylor Townsend didn't start until about 10:30 p.m., and didn't end until early Tuesday morning after the preceding men's clash between Rafael Nadal and Marin Cilic went four sets. On Wednesday, Nadal's quarterfinal will follow the Andreescu-Martens contest.

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NEW YORK — Canada's Bianca Andreescu has reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open.

Andreescu toppled American Taylor Townsend in fourth-round play on Monday 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.

The 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., was playing under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the first time in her young career.

“It wasn’t easy. I don’t normally play people like this. But I made sure to work on my passing shots during practice. And I think it worked in the first and third set,” Andreescu said in an on-court interview after the match. “She picked it up in the second set, which was expected. But I kept my cool in the end.”

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Canada ' s rising talent Bianca Andreescu defeated 17-year-old Katie Volynets 6-2 6-4 in the first round of the U . S . Open on Tuesday. The Canadian has been the subject of speculation over whether she could be the sport’ s latest star, despite having not yet made it past the second round of a Grand Slam.

Bianca Andreescu advanced to the third round of the U . S . Open with a 6-3, 7-5 win over Belgian veteran Kirsten Flipkens on Thursday. Andreescu , the No. 15 seed from Mississauga, Ont., won on her first match point when she completed a break of Flipkens with a powerful backhand.

The Canadian came out on fire and won the first set with ease, but the American found another gear in the second and was ahead 3-0 after holding serve.

Andreescu didn't help her cause with six double faults and 18 unforced errors up until that point. She made adjustments and battled back to tie it 3-3 before eventually dropping the set when she doubled faulted again on match point.

Andreescu broke Townsend to open the third set, and then went up 2-0 while holding serve despite being given a code violation warning after she hit the ball into the crowd on another double fault.

Townsend was broken again on her next serve as Andreescu stayed poised and took the match in one hour, 55 minutes.

Andreescu, who is coming off a win at the Rogers Cup in Toronto last month, is the 15th seed at the tournament while Townsend came into the Grand Slam ranked Number 116.

Andreescu will face Elise Mertens in the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows. Mertens earned a 6-1, 6-1 victory over American wild card Kristie Ahn in fourth-round play.

The Canadian Press

Bianca Andreescu holds open practice in Montreal and gives back to the fans.
Cheers of "congratulations Bianca," "we love you Bibi" and "bravo Bianca" echoed through the court. "I'm here to encourage her. We're very proud of her," said fan Lorraine Jacmain. READ MORE: Canada’s Bianca Andreescu says meditation, visualization formed winning mindset Others were at the stadium to be inspired. "She's inspiring young kids like my kid and we're big fans from a long time ago," said François Turgeon. Andreescu is just coming off a major win at the U.S. Open Championship, defeating living legend Serena Williams.

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