US Open: Bianca Andreescu knocks down Caroline Wozniacki to reach the fourth round
NEW YORK: Canadian Bianca Andreescu side brushing Caroline Wozniacki on Saturday to reach the last 16 in his debut in the main draw of the US Open. UU. and now he faces his toughest test to date in the Taylor Townsend standings.
Andreescu, who already won titles in Indian Wells and Toronto during a 2019 season affected by injuries, beat the finalist Wozniacki 6-4 6-4 twice to remain undefeated in full games since early March.
It feels pretty good, because you never know what can happen in a game, Andreescu said. I am trying not to take anything for granted right now. I will continue doing what I am doing.
The 19-year-old Canadian, who has not yet lost a set in the final Grand Slam of the year, surpassed the former world number one Wozniacki with a mixture of variety and firepower.
Andreescu's nerve was tested at the beginning of the second set when Wozniacki recovered from a double decline to the 3-3 level, but the Canadian had no problems and broke again and then made her way to victory.
Things could get a lot harder for Andreescu when he faces Townsend, whose aggressive network game has left a trail of frustrated opponents, including Wimbledon champion Simona Halep, who was kicked out in the second round.
Andreescu said he has never played with anyone who comes to the net at almost every point, such as Townsend, 23, but is ready to work before Monday's crash.
Well, there aren't many players who play like her, so I'll do my best to find out what to do when I get to the net, Andreescu said. As I said, I will work on my pass shots tomorrow and I will remain as aggressive as I can.