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Bianca Andreescu defeats Emma Raducanu to advance to second round




Bianca Andreescu

(Miami) Canada’s Bianca Andreescu advanced to the second round of the Miami Tennis Open by winning a duel of former US Open champions against Britain’s Emma Raducanu 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 , Wednesday.

Andreescu improved to 2-0 against Raducanu. She made seven aces, against two for the Briton. Andreescu won 67.2% of his first serve points.

The Canadian, who won the US Open in 2019, faced 12 break points and saved 11. Andreescu broke her opponent’s serve three times in 11 attempts.

Raducanu, who came to Miami as 72e world racket, won the United States Open in 2021, beating Lavallois Leylah Fernandez in the final.


Emma Raducanu

Andreescu, 31e in the world, improved to 7-6 this season and will be looking to advance to the second round of a tournament for only the second time this year.

She will face the Greek Maria Sakkari, seeded seventh. Andreescu had beaten Sakkari in the semi-finals of this same tournament in 2021 before retiring in the final, against Ashleigh Barty.

Sakkari won the second encounter between the two players, later that same year, in the fourth round of the United States Open.

Andreescu joined fellow Canadians Rebecca Marino and Katherine Sebov, who also won their first-round match on Tuesday in women’s singles.

Fernandez is trying to pull off a perfect first round for the Canadians as she faces Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko later in the day on Wednesday.

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Rublev lost to Sonego in the third round of Roland Garros with a score of 2: 0, Khachanov defeated Kokkinakis




Russian tennis player Andrey Rublev lost to the representative of Italy Lorenzo Sonego in the third round match of the French Open.

The meeting ended with the score 7:5, 6:0, 3:6, 6:7 (5:7), 3:6 and lasted 3 hours and 44 minutes. Note that the Russian took two starting sets.

In the 1/8 finals of Roland Garros, Sonego will play against Russian Karen Khachanov, who in his third round match defeated Australian Tanasi Kokkinakis with a score of 6:4, 6:1, 3:6, 7:6 (7:5).


Men. Third round

Andrey Rublev (Russia, 7) – Lorenzo Sonego (Italy) – 7:5, 6:0, 3:6, 6:7 (5:7), 3:6

Karen Khachanov (Russia, 11) – Tanasi Kokkinakis (Australia) – 6:4, 6:1, 3:6, 7:6 (7:5)

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Roland-Garros Elise Mertens eliminates Jessica Pegula in the third round




(Paris) Jessica Pegula quickly retrieved her belongings and left the court at the Philippe-Chatrier stadium following her 6-1, 6-3 loss to Elise Mertens in the third round of the Tennis Open from France, Friday.

For the 29-year-old American, seeded third in women’s singles, it’s a much quicker elimination than she’s been used to by observers in her recent Grand Slam outings.

Pegula had reached the quarter-finals at four of the last five major tournaments, including last year at Roland-Garros.

However, Pegula has never taken this step before in a Grand Slam tournament. Also, on a windy and chilly day, she never really got into the game against Mertens, a 27-year-old Belgian who made it to the semi-finals at the Australian Open in 2018.

“I have the feeling that I was nevertheless playing good points. Elise was just tough. She didn’t make many mistakes and forced me to play all the balls. And with the windy conditions, I feel like that worked in his favour,” analyzed Pegula.


Jessica Pegula never really entered the match against her opponent.

“She played well in return and I thought she used the wind well one way or the other. With the tailwind, she was combative and against the wind, I found that she played good defensive tennis,” continued the American.

Mertens, 28e seeded, will play her next match against Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, finalist at the French Open in 2021, who defeated her compatriot Anastasia Potapova, ranked 24e4-6, 6-3, 6-0.

Pegula’s loss comes on top of those of France’s Caroline Garcia (fifth seed), Greece’s Maria Sakkari (eighth) and Czech Petra Kvitova (10e). Only 12 top-seeded players made it through two rounds, the fewest in Paris since the women’s singles draw rose to 32 in 2002. remains more than 10.

The United States delegation lost another of its representatives when 2022 NCAA college champion Peyton Stearns was outshot 6-0, 6-1, in 55 minutes, by ninth-seeded Russian Daria Kasatkina .

More than half of Kasatkina’s 59 points were the result of Stearns’ 30 unforced errors.

Pegula struggled similarly, finishing with 28 unforced errors compared to just 13 for Mertens.

The American got off to a rough start, losing the first five games, including two on her serve, all in less than 20 minutes.

Pegula had a moment of hope in the second set when she won her serve to give herself a 3-2 lead. However, Mertens won the next four games, and the match.


Aryna Sabalenka slipped into the round of 16 at Roland-Garros by dominating Russian Kamilla Rakhimova 6-2 and 6-2.

It was a better day for second-seeded Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, who easily beat Russian Kamilla Rakhimova 6-2, 6-2, in 67 minutes.

In the evening, on the court of the Philippe-Chatrier stadium, the Canadian Denis Shapovalov will give battle to the Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz, favorite of the tournament. This will be the first duel between the two young players.

On the same court, Serbian Novak Djokovic, ranked third, takes on Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, 29e first in the series.

In a first match completed in the men’s singles draw on Friday, Russia’s Karen Khachanov (11e) defeated Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis in four sets.

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Lesya Tsurenko – Bianca Andreescu. Watch online. Live broadcast




June 3 Ukrainian tennis player Lesya Tsurenko (No. 66 WTA) will continue to play in the main draw of the French Open.

In the third round of basics, the Ukrainian will face Canada’s Bianca Andreescu (#42 WTA). The match will take place with the third launch on the court for Simon Mathieu after the Alexandrov – Haddad Maya match. Estimated match start time 15:30 Kyiv time.

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The tennis players played twice before, the Ukrainians won both times after knocking out their opponent.

In the next round, the winner of the match will face Iga Swiatek (WTA No. 1) or Wang Xiyu (WTA No. 80).

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