Bianca Andreescu bumped her win streak to 17 after cruising past American Jennifer Brady 6-1, 6-3 in the third round at Beijing Thursday.
“I think it was a solid match overall from my part. My goal was to take control right from the start and make sure I’m consistent with my serve. Last couple matches, I wasn’t,” Andreescu said.
“I’m really happy with how my serve held up today, and also my return, especially in the first set. It’s nice having a match like this, especially after what happened yesterday. I think I was more positive, as well. I think that helped a lot.”
The 19-year-old who hasn’t lost a match since Miami will now meet Naomi Osaka in a blockbuster quarterfinal featuring the last two US Open champions.
“I just try my best to stay in the present moment and keep doing what I’m doing, especially when it’s going so well. Sometimes I’ll start changing it up because I’m feeling confident, but I’ve learned that doesn’t always work,” Andreescu said.
“When I am playing well, I just try to keep it as simple as possible because I have so many shots that I can hit. Sometimes, that can go against me. I try to just keep doing what I’m doing and try to serve it out. If it’s on her serve, she could maybe have a really good service game, and it could be 5-All. At that point, the match could go either way.”
Osaka pulled away from Alison Riske winning the last 10 games for a 6-4, 6-0 victory.
“Today I was kind of happy because the first set was really tight. I was thinking that it’s been a while since I’ve kind of had to be really serious,” said Osaka.
“It seemed like she was the type that would use my pace, especially on the forehand. I just tried not to give her too much.”
Caroline Wozniacki moved on in her title defense defeating Katerina Siniakova 7-5, 6-4.
Also tomorrow in the quarterfinals of this Premier Mandatory event, Ashliegh Barty battles Petra Kvitova, Daria Kasatkina meetings Wozniacki and Elina Svitolina collides with Kiki Bertens.
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