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Bianca Andreescu is the favorite in Hamburg

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu continued her good work at the Hamburg tennis tournament on Thursday, beating first seed Russia’s Daria Kasatkina 6-4, 6-1 in the quarterfinals.

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The 64e world player took 1 h 22 min to savor her third victory of the week in Germany. In the semi-finals, she will face Romanian Simona Halep, who defeated American Amanda Anisimova later in the day.

It is also the first time since the 2021 presentation of the Miami tournament that Andreescu has reached the four aces of a competition.

“It really means a lot, because I lived through difficult times. I persevered! To live a moment like this makes me realize how much it was worth it, ”said the representative of the maple leaf in an interview with the TSN network.

During his performance of the day, Andreescu took the lead thanks in particular to his performance on his second serves, pocketing 50% of the points disputed in such circumstances.

“I placed my serves very well and my second attempts had a lot of power, she analyzed. I don’t think she got any points on my second serves in the second set.”

In contrast, the loser won only 17.6% of the points played when she had second balls in hand. The Ontarian also managed five breaks in six attempts and conceded two breaks.

Since her arrival in Hamburg, she has not dropped a single set, which bodes well for the Wimbledon tournament which begins on Monday.