Andreescu of the US Open after a straight set loss to Garcia in the third round


Canada’s Bianca Andreescu was eliminated from the US Open in the third round on Friday night with a 3-6, 2-6 loss to France’s Caroline Garcia.

Andreescu of Mississauga, Ontario kept it tight early as she tied things 2-2 in the opening set, topped by a forced backhand error from Garcia.

Garcia then won four of the next five games to win the set, with three of their four points in Game 9 coming from Andreescu errors.

In the second set, Andreescu equalized early 1-1 but Garcia won the next four games before the 2019 champions won another.

Garcia ended the game after consecutive errors from Andreescu. She meets Alison Riske-Amritraj in the fourth round.

In the second round of women’s doubles, fifth-placed Ottawa’s Gabriela Dabrowski and Mexico’s Giuliana Olmos defeated American duo Whitney Osuigwe and Hailey Baptiste 6-1, 6-4.

Dabrowski and Olmos broke on four out of 10 occasions, winning 77 percent of first-serve points. The duo will next play against the winner between Asia Muhammad and Ena Shibahara and American duo Catherine Harrison and Ingrid Neel.

Earlier on Friday, Vancouver’s Rebecca Marino was eliminated in the third round in singles after a 6-2, 6-4 loss to China’s Zhang Shuai.

Marino led 2-1 in the first set before Zhang won the next five games. Zhang broke serve in Game 7 to take a 5-2 lead, then converted her first set point on serve in the deciding game.

Zhang continued her winning streak, grabbing an early break and taking a 2-0 lead in the second set. She held the rest of the way and converted her first match point to end the contest in an hour and three minutes.

Zhang didn’t have a break point, breaking Marino three times in eight chances. Next she meets Coco Gauff.

Marino competed in the third round of a Grand Slam for the second time in her career and for the first time since the 2011 French Open.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 2, 2022.