June 12th, 2024

Canada’s Andreescu opens grass-court season with win over Vedder at Libema Open

By The Canadian Press on June 11, 2024.

Canada's Bianca Andreescu plays a shot against Italy's Jasmine Paolini during their third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Saturday, June 1, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Thibault Camus

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu started off her grass-court season with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 win over Dutch qualifier Eva Vedder on Tuesday in first-round action at the Libema Open.

Andreescu won on her second match point when Vedder returned her serve wide.

The 23-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., put the match away with a solid third set in which she won 68 per cent of service points and didn’t face break point.

She had 18 break-point chances against Vedder, converting four of them.

Andreescu will next face sixth seed Yue Yuan of China in the second round of the WTA 250 event in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.

In other grass-court results Tuesday, Vancouver’s Rebecca Marino defeated Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic 6-1, 6-4 in the opening round of the Nottingham Open, while Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., defeated French qualifier Matteo Martineau 7-6 (5), 7-5 in the opening round of the Stuttgart Open.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 11, 2024.

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