There are no more Canadians in the singles competition at the US Open, while Bianca Andreescu had to admit defeat in the third round against Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia on Friday in New York.
Ontario’s ranking was simply lowered from the 17th seed from the US Grand Slam. She lost in two sets 6-3, 6-2, all in an hour and 28 minutes of play.
Andreescu managed to save two match points while in possession, 5-1 in the second set. However, she was helpless when Garcia served in the match.
The maple leaf actress made her first serve more often (68%) than her competition (56%), but its quality left something to be desired. Garcia won at least 56% of rallies when Andreescu succeeded on his first attempt, and 59% on the second serve.
The Frenchwoman set the pace of the match and took advantage of half of the 10 break chances she gave herself. 31 wins for 20 non-compulsive fouls; A much brighter record than his opponent’s (11 and 13).
Andreescu, France’s Harmony Tan and Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maya qualified for the third round.
Remember that in 2019, the 22-year-old caused a huge upset by winning the championship at Flushing Meadows, defeating the great Serena Williams in the final.
In the round of 16, Garcia will face American Alison Riske Amritraj (29).
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