(New York) Canada’s Bianca Andreescu made short work of her Belgian rival Great Menen on Saturday, winning 6-1 6-2 in just 67 minutes in the third round of the US Open.
Under sunny skies, sixth seed Andreescu wasn’t worried about Minin, 104NS world racket.
The 21-year-old Ontarian created two aces and turned four out of seven break points. In turn, his opponent double-faulted and failed to break Andreescu on four chances during this one-sided duel.
“I think I played really well,” Andreescu said. I worked hard in training and I am happy with the return and serve, with my movement on the field and also with my position. ”
The 2019 champion will meet in the round of 16 with 17-year-old Greek Maria SkariNS The first in the series.
“I am very excited to play against her,” Andreescu said. We had a very tough match in Miami and I expect the same.
“She is very strong, has good serve, moves well on the pitch and is a proud opponent. I think that describes me well too. It will be a good match.”
So there will be two Maple Leaf representatives in the round of 16 for the Women’s Singles Championships at Flushing Meadows.
The day before, Kicker Leila Annie Fernandez caused the upset by ousting defending champion Naomi Osaka in three sets 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-4. In the next round, she will face 16-year-old German Angelique KerberNS Championship seed.
Fernandez, 73NS She also won the world racket in the second round of the women’s doubles championships alongside New Zealand’s Irene Rotliff. The two players beat Americans Robin Montgomery and Ashlyn Kreuger, 6-2, 6-2.
On the men’s front, Ontarian Denis Shapovalov was eliminated from the season’s final major tournament when he fell 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 to South African Lloyd Harris.
Shapovalov missed a hasty break in the second and third game to open the door for his opponent.
Al-Kindi advanced 3-0 in the second set, but in the fifth game he crashed to zero. With the players tied 4-4, Shapovalov saved four break points, but could not resist the fifth.
In the third set, Shapovalov broke Harris again to give himself a 2-0 lead, but the South African immediately played the same trick. Harris eventually closed the books on his serve, after taking a 5-4 lead with a break.
Seventh seed Shapovalov was unable to catch up with compatriot Felix Auger-Aliassime in the fourth round. Quebecers knocked out Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3 on Friday evening, paving the way for a duel in the next round against American Frances Tiafoe.
In the men’s doubles, Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver and Denmark’s Fredrik Nielsen lost their second-round match to Romania’s Horia Tekao and Germany’s Kevin Krawetz 7-6 (12), 7-6 (4).
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