July 19th, 2024

Andreescu drops Libema Open women’s final in three sets to Samsonova

By The Canadian Press on June 16, 2024.

‘S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands – Bianca Andreescu has lost a hard-fought Libema Open women’s final in three sets to Liudmila Samsonova in the grass-court Wimbledon tune-up.

Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., fell 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 to the second-seeded Samsonova, who had to finish her rain-interrupted semifinal earlier in the day.

The 24-year-old Andreescu played her second tournament since she was sidelined for nine months with a back injury.

She is 6-2 in 2024. Andreescu was looking for her first victory since winning the 2019 U.S. Open.

Andreescu had defeated four-time Grand Slam title winner Naomi Osaka in a three-sets quarterfinal victory.

She beat Hungarian qualifier Dalma Galfi in straight sets in the semifinal to reach her first final since 2022.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 16, 2024.

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