Bianca Andreescu is still alive in this US Open. The former winner of the American major, in 2019, won in two sets against Beatriz Haddad Maia, finalist in Toronto, to rally the third round at Flushing Meadows (6-2, 6-4), on the night of Wednesday to Thursday.
If the poster promised a big battle between the two women, “Bibi” quickly took the measure of his opponent, dictating the game in particular with his forehand to break in and quickly break away. Impeccable in service, the Canadian also stifled the Brazilian on the return, winning 100% of the points behind the opposing second ball in the first act.
Scheduled duel with Garcia
If the second set turned out to be tighter, Andreescu had the nerve to save the five break points she had to face. Taking advantage of the opposing largesse on serve (4 double faults in the second set alone), the 22-year-old emerged in the seventh game, making the break on her second opportunity. From there, she never flinched again and qualified for the third round following a final unforced error from the 15th player in the world. She will find Caroline Garcia there on Friday for a promising duel and a place in the second week.