Mississauga’s Bianca Andreescu bounces back with strong performance after brief hiatus

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Published May 25, 2021 at 12:54 am

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Mississauga tennis star Bianca Andreescu is showing the world she’s still got it in her first competitive match in almost two months.

Andreescu, the top seed in the Internationaux de Strasbourg tournament in Strasbourg, France, dropped just three games today (May 24) to qualifer Andrea Lazaro Garcia for a score of 6-1, 6-2.

It’s her first win on a clay court in almost two years, according to the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).

“Andreescu, who returned from a 15-month layoff at the start of 2021, has had a stop-start season so far. The Canadian put together a stellar run to the Miami final in March, but was forced to retire while trailing Ashleigh Barty in the title match after sustaining a foot injury,” the WTA recounts.

She was later unable to participate in the 2021 Madrid Open as planned after testing positive for COVID-19.

In her post-match interview today, Andreescu said she’s had a lot of good preparation coming into this tournament.

“I’m super happy,” she said, then repeated in French: “Je suis très content.”

Andreescu will move on to play against Belgium player Maryna Zanevska tomorrow, May 25. Stay tuned for more of her exciting run!

Photo courtesy of the Women’s Tennis Association

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