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Andreescu advances into Aussie Open girls’ quarter-finals

Jan 25, 2017
written by: Caroline Anderson
written by: Caroline Anderson
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Canada’s Bianca Andreescu has secured her spot among the final eight in the girls’ singles at the Australian Open, after producing a 6-0, 6-2 win over China’s Chengyiyi Yuan on Wednesday in Melbourne.

It took Andreescu exactly one hour to close out the third-round match. The No. 7 seed won 78 per cent of points on the first serve, and broke the Chinese wildcard six times in the contest.

As the 2016 Junior US Open semifinalist continues her campaign for a first-ever junior Grand Slam, Andreescu has played dominant tennis throughout the first three rounds and has yet to drop a set so far in Melbourne.

Her next challenge comes against No. 4 seed Emily Appleton of Great Britain on Thursday, not before 11 a.m. in Melbourne.

Andreescu is also enjoying her run on the doubles side. Along with partner, Carson Branstine, the No. 3 seeds moved on to the semifinals with a 6-4, 1-6, 10-3 victory against Great Britain’s Ali Collins and Jule Niemeier of Germany.

Thursday will prove to be a testing day for the 16-year-old Mississauga native, as she will hit the courts shortly after her singles match to compete against Americans Caty McNally and Natasha Subhash for a spot in the championship round.