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Andreescu Takes Thrilling First Round Victory Over Daria Kasatkina At National Bank Open

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The Canadian Press

The Canadian Press

Abdulhamid Ibrahim

Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, returns a ball to Daria Kasatkina, of Russia, during tennis action at the National Bank Open in Toronto Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022.
Canada's Bianca Andreescu 2022 Gives the ball back to Russia's Daria Kasatkina during tennis action at the National Bank Open in Toronto on Tuesday, August 9, 2019. Photo by Cole Burston /THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO — Bianca Andreescu at the National Bank Open In her opening round match, she beat Daria Kasatkina 7-6 (5) 6-4. on tuesday.

His Andreescu from Mississauga, Ontario won the US Open title in what was a breakout year for the 22-year-old after winning the event in 2019. Did.

Canadian. She hasn't won a tournament since and took a "mental break" at some point in 2021 after battling injury. Garcia.

Andreescu will face Alize Cornet of France in the second round.

Andreescu was sharp and active early on Tuesday before making a comeback in a game he won, and in his first five games he scored 3-for-3 break points.

At 3-2, she used forehands, backhands and dropped shots to mix shots and put world No. 9 Kasatkina to work. Kasatkina's error allowed Andreescu to breathe with her 4-2 lead.

Kasatkina, however, in three of her next four games she tied the score at 5-5. Andreescu said in the next game he took a 6-5 lead.

After Kasatkina tied the set at his 6-6, Andreescu scored his 6 of his last 8 points in the tiebreak and won the set with a powerful forehand. . The set took 85 minutes to play.

In the second set, Andreescu got off to a strong start and after a long back and forth, he beat Kasatkina as the Russian made multiple errors and sent a shot into the net.

Andreescu again began to mix drops with her shots and forehands, and Kasatkina struggled to return them accurately at times, allowing the Canadian to take her 2-0 lead.

Her next 2 game was against Kasatkina, and in the next game, Andreescu lost the advantage due to an error, and Kasatkina overtook her with a forehand to make her 3. - went up. 2. After taking the next game on Kasatkina's forehand and error, Andreescu led with her 4-3 with another impressive forehand that was just inside the baseline and sidelines. was able to get the

Andreescu wins three games in a row at Deuce, leading 5-3. After hitting a forehand winner, Kasatkina was clearly frustrated.

Behind her was the home crowd, and like so many times that night, Andreescu clinch before he made two errors. led by She then used another drop shot that Kasatkina failed to beat.

She quickly raised her hands as the crowd gave her a standing ovation.

This Canadian her press report was first published on August 9, 2022.

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