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Bianca Andreescu and Milos Raonic are the only two Canadians still in contention in the tournament.
The Canadian Bianca Andreescu has inflicted a correction of 6-0, 6-1 to spain’s Garbine Muguruza and she qualified for the semi-finals of the tennis tournament in Indian Wells on Wednesday.
The Ontario 18 years of age, who had received a pass from the organizers, needed only 53 minutes to eliminate the 20th player in the world, a rival who has two titles of Grand Slam career, in addition to a participation in the final in another.
Andreescu won the first nine games of the clash before that Muguruza was able finally to win his service, not without having been the victim of four break before.
At 4-1 in the second round, Muguruza has requested the presence of his trainer. He was in a hurry to ” change something “.
“Every time I tried something different, I had the impression that she had better shots, said Muguruza. She has maintained a high level at all times. “
Andreescu has carried out a fifth break in service during the sixth game of the second set and ended the match on his first opportunity, thanks to a powerful blow right on where Muguruza was unable to react.
Andreescu, who has faced only two balls from breakage, has registered 16 shots winners against 12 unforced errors. On his side, Muguruza has managed six hits and committed 26 unforced errors.
“It is amazing what I have accomplished over the last two months. I am more than grateful, ” said Andreescu on the court, moments after his impressive triumph.
“Today, I think I have played my best tennis, one of the best games I’ve ever played. “
That holds the 60 level at the beginning of the week, Andreescu has won 26 of his first 29 matches in singles since the beginning of 2019. It is guaranteed to become one of the top-40, regardless of the outcome of his semifinal match, against the winner of the duel between the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, 6th player in the world, and the Czech Marketa Vondrouseva, ranked 61st.
During this time, men, Milos Raonic has also reached the next round thanks to a victory in two sets of 6-4, 6-3 against German Jan-Lennard Struff, 55th in the world.
Raonic, 13th-seeded, thus took his revenge against Struff, in front of which it was tilted in Dubai recently.
Raonic has recorded a break in service during the last game of the round initial, helped by a double fault from the German. The Canadian has recorded another break from the first game of his rival to the service.
In the quarterfinals, Raonic will cross the iron with the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic, who is older than 19 years of age and who occupies the 130th ranking in the ATP.
Canada is not, however, managed to do a hat trick on Wednesday, while Denis Shapovalov, 24th-seeded, was defeated in three rounds of face to Polish Hubert Hurkacz in another duel of eighth finals.
Helped by a double fault of Shapovalov on a good match, Hurkacz prevailed 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-3.