At the United States Open there are no more Canadians in singles, while Bianca Andreescu was beaten in the third round by France’s Caroline Garcia in New York on Friday.
The Ontarian was simply demoted from 17th place in the American Grand Slam tournament. She lost in straight sets 6-3 and 6-2, all in 1 hour 28 minutes of play.
Andreescu was able to save two match points while in possession, 5:1 in the second set. However, she was helpless when Garcia served for the match.
The maple leaf representative placed her first serves more often (68%) than her rival (56%), but the quality left a lot to be desired. Garcia won no less than 56% of rallies when Andreescu landed on the first try and 59% on the second serve return.
The French set the pace of the game, taking half of the 10 break chances that came her way. She batted 31 winners against 20 unforced errors; a far more brilliant record than that of his rival (11 and 13).
Andreescu had let France’s Harmony Tan and Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia advance to the third round.
Recall that the 22-year-old athlete caused a big surprise in 2019 by winning the tournament in Flushing Meadows and beating the amazing Serena Williams in the final.
In the round of 16, Garcia meets American Alison Riske-Amritraj (29th).
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