Canuck An­dreescu up­sets No. 2 seed at Citi Open

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS WASH­ING­TON —

Cana­dian teenager Bianca An­dreescu ad­vanced to the women’s quar­ter-fi­nals at the Citi Open ten­nis tour­na­ment with a huge 6-2, 6-3 up­set of sec­ond-seed Kristina Mlade­n­ovic on Thurs­day.

An­dreescu, a 17-year-old from Mis­sis­sauga, picked up her first win over a top-20 WTA player. Mlade­n­ovic is ranked 12th in the world.

Eu­ge­nie Bouchard failed to join An­dreescu in the quar­ters. In a match be­tween two for­mer top-10 play­ers, Bouchard, from West­mount, Que., was de­feated, 6-2, 4-6, 6-0, by Ger­many’s An­drea Petkovic.

In men’s ac­tion, third seed Mi­los Raonic of Thorn­hill, Ont., beat Mar­cos Bagh­datis of Cyprus, 7-6 (7), 6-3.

An­dreescu was op­por­tunis­tic on her break point chances, con­vert­ing five of eight. She saved five of the seven break points she faced.

Mlade­n­ovic was good on just 38 per cent of her first serves, and won 39 per cent of sec­ond-serve points, hit­ting into 10 dou­ble faults.

While An­dreescu strug­gled slightly with her serve, as well — suc­cess­ful on 54 per cent of her first serves — she won 69 per cent of sec­ond ser­vice points to make up for it. The win capped a good day for An­dreescu, who ear­lier was awarded a berth in the main draw of the Rogers Cup in Toronto af­ter Maria Shara­pova with­drew from the tour­na­ment.

An­dreescu will take on Petkovic in the quar­ter-fi­nals.

Raonic fired 16 aces past Bagh­datis and never faced break point while con­vert­ing two of eight break op­por­tu­ni­ties.

He will next face eighth seed Jack Sock of the United States in the quar­ters.

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