February 27, 2021

Canadian Bianca Andres lost in the semifinals in Melbourne

Bianca Andres of Canada was eliminated after a semi-final defeat in the Philippine Island Trophy. No. 2 seed from Mississauga lost 6-7 (9), 6-2, 7-5 to Czech 13th seed Mary Pazkova on Friday.

Bianca Andres of Canada was eliminated after a semi-final defeat in the Philippine Island Trophy.

No. 2 seed from Mississauga lost 6-7 (9), 6-2, 7-5 to Czech 13th seed Mary Pazkova on Friday.

Foucault, who advanced 1-2 against Andreas in the final of the WTA Tour 250 event, will face unseeded Russian Daria Kasatkina.

Foucault rallied from a 4-1 deficit in the third set, saving two match points on the way to victory.

Andrescu had 52 unregulated errors.

In the other semifinal, Kasatkina defeated eighth seed Daniel Collins of the United States 6-2, 6-7 (6), 6-1.

Andres, who won the US Open in 2019, is currently 4-2 at 2021, ending a 15-month absence from the tour of the Australian Open.

The 20-year-old Andres entered the new WTA Tour event for early losers at the Australian Open after being knocked out in the second round of the Grand Slam last week.

Andrescu, ranked ninth in the world, won a bag in the first round of the Philip Island Cup. She then beat Madison Frankl, who finished 85th in the second round, Zarina Diaz, 83rd in the 16th round, and Irina Camellia-Begu, ranked 74th in the world in the quarterfinals.

Andres is expected to rise to 8th place when the WTA Tour rankings are updated on Monday. He will stay in Australia to play at Adelaide International next week.

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This report of the Canadian edition was first published on February 18, 2021.

The Canadian Press