SportsBianca Andreescu eyes Beijing for return after winning U.S. Open

18:36  10 september  2019
18:36  10 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

Andreescu through to second round of US Open with 6-2, 6-4 win over Volynets

Andreescu through to second round of US Open with 6-2, 6-4 win over Volynets NEW YORK — Bianca Andreescu is through to the second round of the U.S. Open after posting a 6-2, 6-4 win over Katie Volynets on Tuesday. Playing in her first match since winning the Rogers Cup last month in Toronto, the 15th seed from Mississauga, Ont., broke Volynets four times on eight opportunities on won 81 per cent of first serve points. Andreescu didn't make it easy for herself at times wit 32 unforced errors, but Volynets, a 17-year-old American qualifier, managed to convert just one of her five break point chances. Andreescu will face the winner of a match between Kirsten Flipkens and Xiyu Wang. It was a busy day for Canadians in men's competition, with No.

MONTREAL — Bianca Andreescu's coach says the tentative plan is for the Canadian tennis star to return to action at the Beijing Open later this month.

Sylvain Bruneau says the U.S. Open women's champ likely will play one tournament during the WTA Tour's Asian swing — with the Beijing Open, Sept. 28-Oct. 6 as the target.

The Beijing Open is part of the sport's top level of events below Grand Slams like the U.S. Open — called a Premier Mandatory tournament.

Bruneau says Andreescu also hopes to qualify for the season-ending WTA Finals, Oct. 27-Nov. 3 in Shenzhen, China.

Andreescu, a 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., is fourth in the standings for the Finals. The top eight qualify for the event.

Andreescu beat American legend Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final on Saturday in New York. The Canadian reached No. 5 in the rankings with the win after starting the year outside the top 150.

The Canadian Press

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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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