July 18th, 2024

Andreescu through to semifinals at Libema Open with win over Osaka

By The Canadian Press on June 14, 2024.

‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands – Canada’s Bianca Andreescu continued her comeback from injury with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (3) win over former world No. 1 Naomi Osaka of Japan in quarterfinal action Friday at the Libema Open.

Andreescu held on for the win after missing her first chance to close out Osaka when serving for the match up 5-3 in the third set.

An Osaka break and hold tied the set at 5-5, then both players exchanged holds to set up the deciding tiebreaker.

Andreescu will face Hungary’s Dalma Galfi in the semifinals.

The 23-year-old Andreescu from Mississauga, Ont., is playing in her second tournament since missing nearly 10 months with a back injury.

In men’s quarterfinal action, top seed Alex De Minaur of Australia defeated Canadian veteran Milos Raonic 7-5, 6-2.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 14, 2024.

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