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Andreescu and Raonic reach Washington quarters

Aug 03, 2017
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

It was another good day for Canadians at the Citi Open in Washington, D.C.

17-year-old Bianca Andreescu achieved more career firsts on Thursday thanks to her impressive 6-2, 6-3 victory over world no. 13 Kristina Mladenovic of France. This is her first Top 20 win and also her first WTA quarter-final, all of this in her first appearance in a WTA main draw. She is the first player born in 2000 to post a victory over a Top 20 player.

In the first round, Andreescu became the youngest Canadian since 1988 to win a WTA main draw match. She will next face German Andrea Petkovic who defeated Eugenie Bouchard 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 in the second round.

For his part, Raonic was a 7-6(7), 6-3 winner over Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis and will face American Jack Sock in the quarter-finals on Friday.