Mississauga tennis star takes down the No. 1 seed to advance to semis in Germany
Published June 23, 2022 at 10:39 am
Mississauga’s Bianca Andreescu took a huge step forward today (June 23) in Germany on her journey to once again being considered among the world’s top tennis players.
The 22-year-old Canadian upset top-seeded Daria Kasatkina, of Russia, 6-4, 6-1 in quarter-final action at the Bad Homburg Open tennis tournament, being held outdoors on grass courts.
Andreescu’s opponent in Friday’s semi-final action has yet to be determined. The tournament concludes Saturday.
Defeating Kasatkina, the No. 1 seed at the tourney and ranked No. 13 in Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) play, is a major accomplishment for Andreescu, currently ranked WTA No. 64 as she continues her long road back to the top of the sport.
Andreescu bested England’s Katie Swan (WTA No. 223) 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday to advance to the quarter-final round.
On Tuesday, she defeated Italian Martina Trevisan, the tourney’s No. 7 seed and WTA No. 27, in impressive fashion, scoring a 6-3, 6-1 victory.
.@Bandreescu_ takes down the No.1 seed, advancing to the semi-finals at the #BadHomburgOpen 👏 She improves her @WTA quarter finals record to 8-3 🔥#TennisNation | @nationalbank pic.twitter.com/n99ywCYZt6
— Tennis Canada (@TennisCanada) June 23, 2022
Andreescu was eliminated in the second round at last week’s German Open tournament in Berlin.
The Mississauga tennis star, once ranked as high as No. 4 in the world after winning the US Open in 2019, continues to make her way back from a lengthy injury/mental health break on the WTA circuit.
She burst onto the world tennis scene with that surprise US Open win and told media last month at the Italian Open that the past few years have been tough for her, but she’s slowly “getting to my top form” again.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising