(Madrid) Sunday in two parts for the Canadians at the Madrid Tennis Open. The day started with a sparkling win for Ontario’s Bianca Andreescu but continued with the elimination of Quebec’s Leylah Fernandez.
Posted at 9:19 am
Updated at 4:12 p.m
Andreescu defeated eighth-seeded American Danielle Collins 6-1, 6-1 in a morning second-round match.
A few hours later, in the duel of the left-handers, Fernandez, 17and seeded, lost in straight sets 6-4, 6-4 to Switzerland’s Jil Teichmann in a 90-minute duel.
It took Andreescu just 69 minutes to advance to the third round, where she will face Jessica Pegula, also of the USA, in a match scheduled for Tuesday.
Pegula, Rank 14and in the world beat Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday.
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After saving a break point in game two, Andreescu took the opener lead by winning the next game on Collins’ serve. The Canadian did it again in the fifth and seventh games of the opening set.
Andreescu’s dominance continued with two more breaks en route to a 4-0 lead in the second set. Here the Canadian had her only failure of the day when Collins broke.
Andreescu responded immediately with his sixth match break before ending the duel on serve with his third match point.
“What I did well today was stay in the present moment and I told myself the game wasn’t over until it was 6-1, 4-1. She started hitting the ball harder and sometimes she would fall in play, sometimes not. What she was trying to do was smart because it put more pressure on me. If I hadn’t held out, she could have come back into the game,” said Andreescu.
Since Andreescu, 111, conceded the second set to American Alison Riske in the first round of the tournamentand the world, won 18 of the next 20 games.
This win secures Andreescu’s promotion to the top-100.
“I’m trying to go up the hill and the other day we thought it would be good if it didn’t take too many games to get there. I was happy to return to this area and I found all the tics that helped me in my past games. It really helps. Even small gestures like touching the line or hitting his sneakers with his racquet help a lot. »
For his part, Fernandez conceded a break of service in the third game of the opening set, but Teichmann saved him to win the first set in 43 minutes.
Both players traded breaks in the first two games of the second set. They then managed to protect at love until Fernandez winced in game nine when she netted a backhand.
The Swiss won the four points on serve in the next game, the last after a long backhand from the Quebecer.
Teichmann’s next match will be against Elena Rybakina from Kazakhstan, who advanced to the next round after the elimination of Katerina Siniakova from the Czech Republic. Rybakina had won the first seven games when Siniakova abdicated.
Elsewhere, in another second-round clash, Ukraine’s Anhelina Kalinina defeated No.9 Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-3, 6-0.
In the third round, Kalinina meets Britain’s Emma Raducanu, who had no trouble defeating Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk 6-2, 6-1.
Russia’s Daria Kasatkina also secured her ticket to the third round after coming from behind to defeat Greece’s Maria Sakkari 3-6, 6-3, 6-1. She meets Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo, who defeated Japan’s Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-1.