Andreescu tops Wozniacki. Townsend, Mertens and Ahn advance
Andreescu tops Wozniacki. Townsend, Mertens and Ahn advance
Canada's Bianca Andreescu advances to third round at US Open with win over Kirsten Flipkens
03 September, 2019, 08:55
"I put my head down and just worked really hard and just tried to, like, take the positives away from it, just continue to press forward". "I was really glad that I was able to play doubles just to keep me on track and keep me in my rhythm of being out on the court, doing my routines and doing what I have to do, and keeping you in that competitive state of mind and in that competitive mind frame".
With a win-loss tally of 14-12, she has failed to move past the third round in any tournament since the Charleston Open in April, earlier this season. Just to be able to, like, get over the hump, it's such an fantastic feeling because, like, I mean, after Wimbledon, I was devastated after I lost to (Kiki) Bertens after having a match point. Since then, Andreescu has won 19 matches and two titles - Indian Wells and Rogers Cup.
Clashing in the third round of the US Open, the victor of Wozniacki and Andreescu will favour their path to the semifinals.
"Oh, my God, I lost my mind when the Kobe thing happened, because I love him", Townsend said. I like to just focus on my game, but that's - wow. When I step on court, I'm really good at blocking my surroundings, and I'm just in the zone from A to Z. Well, I try to.
"I think if anything I wish I could have served better today".
Although Ostapenko had 28 winners to Ahn's 10, her 45 unforced errors cost her the match.
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Andreescu, meanwhile, continued to make serene progress on her first Flushing Meadows main draw appearance.
It wasn't clear sailing for the teenager after the early break of Wozniacki's serve, but that game was at the least a signal that, again, she wasn't overwhelmed by the moment.
Wozniacki, the No. 19 seed and last year's Australian Open champion, also appeared to be bothered by a right ankle that she had retaped courtside midway through the match.
The 27-year-old can fund herself for a while to come given the $280,000 she has pocketed by making the fourth round. She has incredible volleys. Now ranked World No. 15 on the tour, she holds a win-loss tally of 38-4 - the best on the circuit at the moment and has won two singles titles in the process too!
"At this point you just have to stay positive, and I'm going to go into Asia feeling like I can play some good tennis and pull off some good shots". She went to the net 105 times against Halep and won 47 of 75 points at the net from Cirstea.
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