Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Andreescu Advances to Quarter-Finals at Citi Open with Big Upset; Raonic Also Through

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Andreescu Advances to Quarter-Finals at Citi Open with Big Upset; Raonic Also Through

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Andreescu advances at Citi Open with big upset

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WASHINGTON - Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu advanced to the women's quarter-finals at the Citi Open with a huge 6-2, 6-3 upset of second-seed Kristina Mladenovic on Thursday.

Andreescu, a 17-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., picked up her first win over a top-20 WTA player. Mladenovic is ranked 12th in the world.

Eugenie Bouchard failed to join Andreescu in the quarters. In a match between two former top-10 players with their recent form, Bouchard, from Westmount, Que., was defeated 6-2, 4-6, 6-0 by Germany's Andrea Petkovic.

In men's action, third seed Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., beat Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 7-6 (7), 6-3.

Andreescu was opportunistic on her break point chances, converting five of eight. She saved five of the seven break points she faced.

Mladenovic was good on just 38 per cent of her first serves, and won 39 per cent of second-serve points as she hit into 10 double faults. …

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