Sevastova beats Andreescu, moves into round 3

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Melbourne, Jan 17 (IANS) Anastasija Sevastova from Latvia defeated Bianca Andreescu of Canada 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 on Thursday to move into round three of the Australian Open.

The loss brings an end to the 18-year-old Canadian’s Australian Open run who started the season with 11 wins in 12 matches, reports Efe news.

The 28-year-old Latvian claimed the first set with an ace but Andreescu started strong with a break in the second.

Sevastova, the 13th seed at the tournament, recovered quickly with three breaks in the third set after the two battled to a 2-2 deadlock.

The Latvian will play the next game against China’s Qiang Wang (21), who defeated Aleksandra Krunic from Serbia in the second round.

–IANS

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