Video: Andreescu def. Abanda in Toronto

TORONTO – The Canadians have been providing some of the best matchups at the Tevlin Challenger this week.

After supplying a really high level of tennis in a tough three-set win over fellow Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski in the first round on Monday, Bianca Andreescu returned to Court 1 Wednesday against another compatriot, the much higher-ranked Françoise Abanda (the 19-year-old who was the No. 3 seed in the Tevlin Challenger singles draw).

Here are some clips from the 16-year-old Andreescu’s 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 win.

(Here’s hoping Abanda realized she took a pass on the handshake with the umpire and went back and made good on it; wasn’t paying attention after that).

Andreescu has already moved up a tentative 20 spots in the WTA Tour rankings with her efforts so far, standing just outside the top 300. If she can win  her quarter-final round against unseeded American Raveena Kingsley, she would be at about No. 290.

 

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