Canada’s Andreescu ousted by Gauff in 2nd round of San Diego Open

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Sixth-seeded American Coco Gauff bought previous unseeded Bianca Andreescu of Canada 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, exhibiting off her fiery shotmaking in the decisive third set in the round of 16 on the WTA 500 San Diego Open on Thursday.

“There have been some turning factors, however each sport mattered, each level mattered,” Gauff stated. “We each fought onerous and the ambiance was nice.”

Early in the third set, Gauff confronted a 3-1 deficit earlier than taking cost and successful the subsequent 5 video games.

Gauff’s lunging down-the-line forehand simply out of Andreescu’s attain despatched her into Friday’s quarter-final match towards top-ranked Iga Swiatek.

The match will likely be a reprise of this yr’s French Open last, received in straight units by Swiatek, who additionally defeated Gauff in the 2021 Italian Open.

“Iga is a champion, so we’ll see how issues go this time,” stated the 18-year-old Gauff, who has competed towards Swiatek since each have been highly-ranked juniors.

Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski superior to the ladies’s doubles semifinals in San Diego alongside companion Giuliana Olmos of Mexico earlier on Thursday. The second-ranked duo claimed a 7-5, 4-6, 10-7 win over Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic and Taiwain’s Chan Hao-ching in the quarter-finals.

Dabrowski and Olmos will subsequent face both Storm Sanders and Luisa Stefani, or Ellen Perez and Nicole Melichar-Martinez.

The $757,900 US WTA 500 San Diego Open, held at San Diego’s Barnes Tennis Center, options seven of the highest 10 gamers in the rankings.

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Andreescu eradicated by Gauff at San Diego Open

Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., falls to American Coco Gauff 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the round of 16 on the San Diego Open.

Swiatek advances with 3-set victory

Swiatek wanted greater than two hours to put up a 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 victory over Zheng Qinwen of China in her opening match earlier on Thursday.

Contending with a gentle mist that prompted a 30-minute delay simply after the match’s preliminary level was performed and a quick halt early in the second set, Swiatek shook off the hard-hitting Zheng, ranked twenty eighth, in the round of 16 match.

Swiatek’s victory was the 61st on the WTA tour this yr for the 21-year-old from Poland, who has held the world’s high rating since April 4.

Playing on a slick hardcourt floor, each gamers made frequent use of drop photographs, which prompted Swiatek to take a fall in the second set as she tried to return a profitable Zheng drop shot.

The first and second units have been tied at 4-all. In the opening set, Swiatek broke Zheng’s serve for a 5-4 lead earlier than holding serve.

With the rating tied 4-all in the second set, it was Zheng who broke Swiatek for a 5-4 benefit. Zheng fended off 5 break factors earlier than claiming the ninth sport. Zheng then broke Swiatek to tie the match at a set apiece.

As tightly contested because the opening units have been, Swiatek rapidly grabbed a 5-1 led in the third. She captured the decisive last sport, successful 4 straight factors at love.

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