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Andreescu out at hands of qualifier Bucsa – sets up Swiatek clash

Cristina Bucsa edged out Bianca Andreescu 2-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4 on Wednesday and will play Pole Iga Swiatek, the top seed, in the next round

Bianca Andreescu Tennis – Billie Jean King Cup Finals – Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – November 10, 2022 Canada’s Bianca Vanessa Andreescu reacts during her match in the group stage against Italy’s Elisabetta Cocciaretto (AI/Reuters/Panoramic)
Australian Open •Second round • completed
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Spanish qualifier Cristina Bucsa advanced to the third round of the Australian Open by edging out Canadian Bianca Andreescu 2-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4 at Melbourne Park on Wednesday.

Bucsa, ranked No 100, will face Pole Iga Swiatek, the top seed, next.

The Spaniard beat German qualifier Eva Lys (2-6, 6-0, 6-2) ahead of her victory.

In the previous round, Andreescu, ranked No 43, won against Czech Marie Bouzkova, the No 25 seed (6-2, 6-4).

Melbourne (Grand Slam), other second-round results (Melbourne Park, hard, USD 24.297.942, most recent results first):

  • Kimberly Birrell vs. Linda Fruhvirtova
  • Donna Vekic vs. Liudmila Samsonova
  • Anna Karolina Schmiedlova vs. Camila Giorgi
  • Lauren Davis vs. Elise Mertens
  • Aryna Sabalenka vs. Shelby Rogers
  • Leylah Fernandez vs. Caroline Garcia
  • Taylor Townsend vs. Ekaterina Alexandrova
  • Anett Kontaveit vs. Magda Linette
  • Katie Volynets vs. Veronika Kudermetova
  • Yulia Putintseva vs. Karolina Pliskova
  • Karolina Muchova vs. Danielle Collins
  • Nadia Podoroska vs. Victoria Azarenka
  • Olivia Gadecki vs. Marta Kostyuk
  • Elena Rybakina vs. Kaja Juvan
  • Qinwen Zheng vs. Bernarda Pera
  • Emma Raducanu vs. Coco Gauff: wednesday
  • Kateryna Baindl beat Catherine McNally: 6-1, 7-6 (4)
  • Madison Keys (10) beat Xinyu Wang: 6-3, 6-2
  • Barbora Krejcikova (20) beat Clara Burel (Q): 6-4, 6-1
  • Lin Zhu beat Jil Teichmann (32): 6-2, 6-2
  • Jelena Ostapenko (17) beat Anna Bondar: 7-6 (5), 5-7, 6-0
  • Anhelina Kalinina beat Petra Kvitova (15): 7-5, 6-4
  • Jessica Pegula (3) beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich: 6-2, 7-6 (5)
  • Maria Sakkari (6) beat Diana Shnaider (Q): 3-6, 7-5, 6-3
  • Iga Swiatek beat Camila Osorio: 6-2, 6-3
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