Iconic start to the year: Andreescu stages remarkable comeback against Muguruza in Adelaide


The first day of the year 2023 was marked Bianca Andreescu’s spectacular comeback win over Garbine Muguruza in the first round of the Adelaide International 1, 0-6 7-6(3) 6-1.

In a clash of Grand Slam champions, Andreescu recovered from 6-0 5-2 down to knock out Muguruza in two hours and 12 minutes and improved her head-to-head record against the former world No.1 to 3-0.

Bianca Andreescu

The 2019 US Open titlist Andreescu said after her win at the WTA 500 tournament in Australia:

In the second set I really had to change my gameplan. I told myself to go for it, whatever happens happens. I put more returns in the court, more serves in the court. I’m so glad I pulled that out, I have no idea how.

Serving for the match at 5-3 in the second set, Muguruza was unable to close out the victory. Andreescu got the set back on serve and took a crucial 4-2 lead in the tiebreak by slamming a backhand winner down the line. After sealing the second set with an ace, Andreescu established a 3-1 lead in the decider and eased from there.

Andreescu’s opponent in the second round of the Adelaide International will be either fourth seed Veronika Kudermetova or Amanda Anisimova.


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