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Sports Bianca Andreescu, Simona Halep set to clash for first time at WTA Finals

20:20  25 october  2019
20:20  25 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Halep , Andreescu , Dabrowski-Xu qualify for 2019 Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen. Reigning US Open champion Bianca Andreescu is set to play her first match since capturing her maiden major title at the China Open, while Roland Garros winner Ashleigh Barty and Karolina Pliskova are top seeds at

In 2018, Wozniacki, Simona Halep , Kerber and Osaka won the four majors, and Elina Svitolina took her first big title by defeating Stephens at the WTA Finals This year, Osaka won the Australian, Ashleigh Barty the French, Halep grabbed Wimbledon and Bianca Andreescu beat Serena Williams at the

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SHENZHEN, China — Bianca Andreescu will play her first career match against Simona Halep at the WTA Finals — a contest that should make headlines in Canada and Romania.

The draw for the US$14-million event, held Friday, puts Canada's Andreescu in the Purple Group with Romania's Halep, Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic and Elina Svitolina of Ukraine.

Andreescu's family is from Romania and the 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., spent some of her childhood in that country. She has said she looked up to Halep in her younger days.

Andreescu is the fourth seed at the eight-player event, while Halep is No. 5. They're also the winners of the two most recent Grand Slams with Halep taking Wimbledon and Andreescu beating Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final.

Bianca Andreescu falls to Simona Halep in opener at WTA Finals

  Bianca Andreescu falls to Simona Halep in opener at WTA Finals SHENZHEN, China — Canada's Bianca Andreescu will have to try to dig out of an early hole at the WTA Finals. The 19-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., lost 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3 to Simona Halep of Romania in the opening match for both players on Monday. The US$14-million season-ending tournament splits the eight players into two groups — Andreescu, ranked fourth in the world, and No. 5 Halep are in the Purple Group. After a round-robin, the top two from each group advance to the semifinals.Andreescu has now lost two matches in a row in the aftermath of a 17-match winning streak. It marks the first time she has lost two in a row since July-August 2018.

Halep , Andreescu , Dabrowski-Xu qualify for 2019 Shiseido WTA Finals Shenzhen. Reigning US Open champion Bianca Andreescu is set to play her first match since capturing her maiden No.4 seed Simona Halep hits the court, while Garbiñe Muguruza and Elina Svitolina are set to clash for

The Purple Group includes US Open champion Bianca Andreescu , Wimbledon winner Simona Halep , Karolina Pliskova and Bianca Andreescu . Other high-profile absentees include Germany's three- time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber, Denmark's 2017 Tour Finals winner Caroline

The second-seeded Pliskova is the top-ranked player in the Purple Group. Andreescu won her only match against Pliskova, beating her in a quarterfinal at the Rogers Cup in Toronto in August en route to the title.

Andreescu also is 1-0 against Svitolina, prevailing in a semifinal at Indian Wells, Calif., before winning that event in March.

The Red Group includes No. 1 Ashleigh Barty of Australia, No. 3 Naomi Osaka of Japan, No. 6 Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic and No. 7 Belinda Bencic of Switzerland.

After a round-robin, the top two players in each group receive semifinal berths.

In doubles, Ottawa's Gabriela Dabrowski and Yifan Xu of China are seeded fourth.

Play begins Sunday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 25, 2019.

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