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National Bank Open: Andreescu makes last 16 beating Cornet

Bianca Andreescu won against Alize Cornet 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 on Wednesday night and will play Chinese Qinwen Zheng in the next round

Bianca Andreescu 2022 Zuma/Panoramic

Local hero Bianca Andreescu moved into the last 16 of the National Bank Open by defeating Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 on Wednesday night. Andreescu, ranked No 53, will face Chinese Qinwen Zheng next.

That’s the second impressive wins in two days for the 22-year-old Canadian, who won against Russian Daria Kasatkina, the No 11 seed (7-6 (5), 6-4), on Thursday.

Cornet, ranked No 40, beat Caroline Garcia (3-6, 6-3, 6-3) in the previous round of the Canadian Open.

Toronto WTA 1000, other second-round results :

  • Belinda Bencic (12) beat Serena Williams: 6-2, 6-4
  • Garbine Muguruza (8) beat Kaia Kanepi: 6-4, 6-4
  • Qinwen Zheng beat Ons Jabeur (5): 6-1, 2-1 ret.
  • Jil Teichmann beat Anett Kontaveit (2): 6-4, 6-4
  • Aryna Sabalenka (6) beat Sara Sorribes Tormo: 6-4, 6-3
  • Yulia Putintseva beat Paula Badosa (4): 7-5, 1-0 ret.
  • Beatriz Haddad Maia beat Leylah Fernandez (13): 7-6 (4), 6-1
  • Simona Halep (15) beat Shuai Zhang: 6-4, 6-2
  • Iga Swiatek (1) beat Ajla Tomljanovic (Q): 6-1, 6-2
  • Jessica Pegula (7) beat Asia Muhammad (Q): 6-2, 7-5
  • Alison Riske-Amritraj beat Jelena Ostapenko (16): 7-6 (2), 0-6, 7-5
  • Coco Gauff (10) beat Elena Rybakina: 6-4, 6-7 (8), 7-6 (3)
  • Camila Giorgi beat Elise Mertens: 6-3, 7-5
  • Karolina Pliskova (14) beat Amanda Anisimova: 6-1, 6-1
  • Maria Sakkari (3) beat Sloane Stephens: 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
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