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Bianca Andreescu beats Emma Raducanu in thrilling 1st round at Miami Open

Bianca Andreescu beats Emma Raducanu in thrilling 1st round at Miami Open

Bianca Andreescu beats Emma Raducanu in thrilling 1st round at Miami Open

Bianca Andreescu beats Emma Raducanu in thrilling 1st round at Miami Open

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  • Bianca Andreescu beats Emma Raducanu in the thrilling 1st round at Miami Open.
  • Andreescu dominated the game with a score of 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.
  • The pair struggled for 2.5 hours in an engaging opening competition’s primary draw.
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At the Miami Open on Wednesday, Canadian Bianca Andreescu defeated British Emma Raducanu, a former US Open champion, in the first round. Andreescu dominated the game with a score of 6-3, 3-6, 6-2, getting her spot in the second round of the competition.

The pair, both brought into the world close to Toronto and both of whom won the US Open as young people, struggled for 2.5 hours on arena court in an engaging opening to the WTA and ATP consolidated competition’s primary draw.

While Raducanu recovered and fought back in the second set, Andreescu, who is ranked 31st in the world, struck the ball with confidence and freedom.

After an epic game that secured her seventh break point and forced a third set, the 2021 US Open champion led 5-3 in the set.

However, Raducanu, who had shown promising signs of an upturn in form by reaching the last 16 at Indian Wells, was unable to overcome Andreescu’s power.

Andreescu said, “I thought it was a very good match from both sides. I think Emma played really well. I think the key for me was just sticking with it, fighting as much as I could,”

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“I kept telling myself it’s not over until it’s over and I also stayed positive. I tried not to drain my energy too much with focusing on emotions and all that stuff.”

In the subsequent round, the Greek seventh seed Maria Sakkari will present the Canadian with a difficult challenge.

However, the 20-year-old Raducanu’s complaint of wrist pain raised yet another injury concern.

She went on to say that she might get new eyes to look at the issue,  “It’s something I’ve been managing for some time. I just need to review after this tournament really and figure out what my next steps are,”

“We have been managing it, keeping on top of it, so I’m able to play in the short term, but the current solutions aren’t very viable long term.”

Italian Camila Giorgi required three hours and 32 minutes to overcome Estonian Kaia Kanepi 7-6 (7/4), 6-7 (4/7), 7-6 (7/4), tying for the longest WTA principal draw match of the time.

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After Amanda Anisimova retired in the second set of their all-American match, Madison Brengle advanced to the second round. When Anisimova retired, the match was 7-6 (7/5), 5-2.

Katherine Sebov, a Canadian qualifier, defeated Czech Linda Fruhvirtova, 17, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, to win her first WTA 1000 event main-draw match of her career.

Sebov gets the chance to face Jessica Pegula, the third-ranked player in the world, in the second round.

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