ROGERS CUP: Bianca Andreescu wins thriller to advance to third round – Toronto Sun

Bianca Andreescu was down and out. Left for dead.That’s what everyone not named Bianca Andreescu thought, anyway, before the 19-year-old Canadian superstar willed herself into the third round at the Rogers Cup.With her opponent, Daria Kasatkina, serving for the match, up 5-3 in the decider, all the Mississauga, Ont., native did was storm back for…

ROGERS CUP: Bianca Andreescu wins thriller to advance to third round – Toronto Sun

Bianca Andreescu was down and out. Left for dead.That’s what everyone not named Bianca Andreescu thought, anyway, before the 19-year-old Canadian superstar willed herself into the third round at the Rogers Cup.With her opponent, Daria Kasatkina, serving for the match, up 5-3 in the decider, all the Mississauga, Ont., native did was storm back for a pair of breaks, first to tie it 5-5 and then to win it 7-5, as she prevailed, 5-7, 6-2, 7-5.Andreescu, who was playing in just her second match since returning from a shoulder injury that had kept her on the shelf since the French Open — 68 days between tour contests, in fact — displayed plenty of power en route to yet another heart-stopping victory. One day earlier, she dispatched Eugenie Bouchard in an all-Canadian affair on Centre Court. The top-ranked Canadian will want to rest up after the latest two-hour, 39-minute slugfest.“I just let loose, really, because I know when I do that, I play my best tennis,” the world No. 27 and lone Canadian standing in the singles draw in Toronto said of her late-match mentality. “I just stay relaxed, I go for my shots and that’s what I did towards the end and I think that’s what helped me win today.”Andreescu was anything but perfect in this one. She hit powerful forehands and succeeded with several epic drop shots, but she was far from accurate overall, regularly sailing shots wide, long and into the net.Andreescu struggled off the service line as well, committing six double-faults.It’s to be expected from a player coming off such a long layoff, but getting anothe
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