Canadian Andreescu beats Wozniacki at Open
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 01, 2019 08:04 AM
Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, shakes hands with Caroline Wozniacki, of Denmark, after winning their third round match of the US Open tennis championships Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
NEW YORK (AP) — Bianca Andreescu used a steady baseline game to beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-4, 6-4 and advance to the U.S. Open round of 16, the deepest the 19-year-old Canadian has ever gone in a Grand Slam event.
Andreescu, the 15th seed and winner of hardcourt titles this year in Toronto and Indian Wells, won by moving Wozniacki around the court, getting the better of her in long rallies and hitting 27 winners.
Wozniacki, the No. 19 seed and last year's Australian Open champion, also appeared to be bothered by a right ankle that she had retaped courtside midway through the match.
Next up for Andreescu is a matchup with American qualifier Taylor Townsend, who earlier beat Sorana Cirstea 7-5, 6-2.