Tennis: Andreescu downs Raducanu in Miami Open battle of Grand Slam winners

March 22, 2023;  Miami, Florida, USA;  Bianca Andreescu (CAN) (L) shakes hands with Emma Raducanu (GBR) (R) after their game on day three of the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium.  Required credit: Geoff Burke-USA Sports TODAY

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu (left) shakes hands with England’s Emma Raducanu after their game on day three of the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. (Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu beat Emma Raducanu of England 6-3 3-6 6-2 in the final. Miami Open on Wednesday in a first-round clash of former US Open champions looking to get back into top form after a string of injuries.

Andreescu, after a third-round loss to world number one Iga Swiatek at Indian Wells, serves seven aces and saves 11 of the 12 break points she faced Raducanu to set up a clash with Greek number seven seed Maria Sakkari.

“I came here just wanting to play to the best of my ability with what I had today, I think I made it,” Andreescu said in the court interview.

“I didn’t let negative emotions overwhelm me. I am always optimistic, I am very energetic and I never give up. That is the key today.”

The 22-year-old Canadian took the first break to take a 2-0 lead as Raducanu made a long forehand and remained in control as she scored the opening goal in the fourth set as the British hit left. hand in the net.

Raducanu became the aggressor in the second set and got the edge she needed in a wild eighth game where she took the seventh break to take a 5-3 lead before serving the full set.

In the deciding set, world number 31 Andreescu came back 0-40 to take the serve in the opening set and broke serve to take a 4-2 lead when Raducanu desperately hit a backhand with one hand that she hit the ball long.

With the finish line in sight, Andreescu ended the two-hour 32 minute clash on her first match point with another break as Raducanu made a long forehand.

Andreescu, who took a break with a shoulder injury during the Thai Open semifinals in February, is still looking for his first title since the 2019 US Open.

Raducanu, who arrived in Miami after losing to Swiatek in the fourth round at Indian Wells, has also suffered from injuries and instability since she burst onto the scene with a stunning victory at the 2021 US Open.

In addition to a wrist injury that cut her 2022 season short, Raducanu suffered ankle problems ahead of the Australian Open and tonsillitis forced her to withdraw from the Austin Open last month.


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