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Bianca Andreescu advances in Miami despite hitting eight double faults


World No. 9 Bianca Andreescu reached the third round of the 2021 Miami Open after beating Tereza Martincova in straight sets. 

The 2019 US Open champion hit four double faults in each set, but won 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 against the world No. 105.

The Canadian saved two set points to come from 3-5 down and edge the opening set in a tiebreak, before cruising through the second set.

“I felt really good mentally out there,” Andreescu said in an interview after the match.

“That’s the one thing I feel like I was struggling a little bit in Australia, but I was just super positive and I fought for every ball – no matter what the score was.

“In the first set she had set point, but I just kept fighting, and I think that was the thing I was most proud of.

“I felt that in the first set I wasn’t as consistent as in the second set, but I think that tiebreaker really said a lot, because I started putting more pressure. I was getting to a lot of balls.

“In the second set, you could tell that she became a little discouraged, and she started going for more shots. But that’s part of my game style.

“I want to be very physical out there. I don’t want to let any ball go and just never give up. I think that says a lot today in the match, and it showed.”

The 20-year-old will face 28th seed Amanda Anisimova in the third round.

“I practiced actually with her the other day. I didn’t know I was playing her. But I think it’s going to be a great match,” Andreescu added on Anisimova.

“She hits very flat, so I have to be ready for everything. She has a very good serve, but I’m feeling good out there and I think it’s gonna be a very good match.”

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