Printed August 8, 2022 at 12:35 pm
Mississauga’s Bianca Andreescu has drawn a troublesome opening spherical match as she appears to defend her title at this week’s Nationwide Financial institution Open tennis event at York College in Toronto.
Andreescu, who’s experiencing fixed ups and downs as she tries to climb again into the higher ranks of the Ladies’s Tennis Affiliation (WTA) circuit, will face Russia’s WTA No. 9 Daria Kasatkina on Tuesday. The timing of the match has not been determined but.
The 22-year-old Mississauga tennis star, ranked 53rd by the WTA, final gained the Nationwide Financial institution Open in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic pressured the cancellation of the event over the previous two years.
Early final week, there was some uncertainty about whether or not Andreescu would be capable to participate within the Toronto event as she struggled with again points. A number of days earlier, she misplaced in straight units (6-4, 6-2) in a first-round match to American Shelby Rogers on the Mubadala Silicon Valley Traditional in San Jose, California.
Andreescu famous that she had been experiencing decrease again ache for a number of days.
Nevertheless, the Canadian tennis star, who burst onto the scene with an sudden win on the 2019 US Open in New York, advised Tennis Canada final Wednesday that she was all set for the Toronto event.
The Nationwide Financial institution Open runs all through the week, ending on a Sunday. Match officers word that 41 of the highest 43 WTA gamers, together with No. 1 Inga Swietec (Poland), are collaborating within the competitors.
American and worldwide tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams are additionally competing in Toronto this week.
Andreescu’s rollercoaster return journey to the distinguished Wimbledon event in London earlier this summer season took a little bit of a lull.
She crashed out of the main occasion within the second spherical after shedding 6-4, 7-6 to Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina (WTA No. 23).
Andreescu began the event on the suitable foot, defeating American Emina Beccatas 6–1, 6–3 within the opening spherical.
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