Andreescu Advances at the Rogers Cup
Canadian Bianca Andreescu withstood a marathon match to advance to the third round of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament in Toronto.
Andreescu edged Russia's Daria Kasatkina 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 in a match that lasted two hours 40 minutes on centre court.
The 19-year-old from Mississauga competing in just her third match since March because of a shoulder injury, appeared to run out of gas in the third set in front of a half-filled day session crowd at Aviva Centre.
But she shook off the fatigue to break Kasatkina twice first to tie it 5-all, then again for the 7-5 victory after hitting a trio of big forehand winners in the final game.
The match was Andreescu's second straight three-setter of the tournament.
Andreescu, who improved to 23-4 with the win, entered the Rogers Cup ranked No. 27. She will play No. 5 seed Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in the third round.
On the men's side, Felix Auger-Aliassime advanced to the third round after fellow Canadian Milos Raonic was forced to retire.