Miami tournament: the Bianca Andreescu of the beautiful days is back!
Canadian Bianca Andreescu extended her successful stay in Miami on Sunday.
The Ontarian reached the round of 16 of this 1000 series tournament by defeating American Sofia Kenin in two identical sets of 6-4.
Don't be fooled by the 164th rank of the latter, who has already advanced to the fourth level in the world and counts already five career singles titles. Kenin had easily defeated the 28th seed, Anhelina Kalinina, in the previous round.
Andreescu was simply imperial en route to her ninth victory since the New Year. seven aces and committed only one double fault, in addition to having won 64.7% of the rallies she started with a second serve.
It is in this regard that the things got complicated for Kenin, who posted a return rate of only 48%.
In her last appearance in the Miami tournament, in 2021, Andreescu was forced to withdraw in the final, against Australia's Ashleigh Barty.
“The last time I came here, I didn't have fun,” commented the 22-year-old athlete after the duel. I didn't feel like I deserved to make it to the final. But this year, I feel like a completely different person and I feel that I deserve to be in this position.
In the next round, Andreescu will face the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova (18th) or the Swiss Belinda Bencic (9th). The latter also eliminated Quebecer Leylah Fernandez.