Andreescu Advances at U-S Open
Canada's Bianca Andreescu has reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open.
Andreescu toppled American Taylor Townsend in fourth-round play on Monday 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.
The 19-year-old from Mississauga was playing under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium for the first time in her young career.
The Canadian came out on fire and won the first set with ease, but the American found another gear in the second and was ahead 3-0 after holding serve.
Andreescu didn't help her cause with six double faults and 18 unforced errors up until that point.
She made adjustments and battled back to tie it 3-3 before eventually dropping the set when she doubled faulted again on match point.
Andreescu broke Townsend to open the third set, and then went up 2-0 while holding serve despite being given a code violation warning after she hit the ball into the crowd on another double fault.