Tennis

Canada's Bianca Andreescu easily advances at Mexican Open

Canadian Bianca Andreescu made easy work of Switzerland's Jil Teichmann in her opening match at the Mexican Open.

Top-ranked Canadian woman takes 1st win since Fed Cup tie earlier in the month

Mississauga, Ont., native Bianca Andreescu, pictured above at the Oracle Challenger Series, easily won in straight sets at the Mexican Open on Tuesday night. (Jae C. Hong/The Associated Press)

Canadian Bianca Andreescu made easy work of Switzerland's Jil Teichmann in her opening match at the Mexican Open.

The 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., downed her Swiss opponent 6-1, 6-3 on Tuesday in first-round action.

Andreescu, ranked No. 71, beat 154th-ranked Teichmann in one hour 22 minutes.

She will face Romania's Mihaela Buzarnescu in the second round.

The match marked Andreescu's first since a Fed Cup tie earlier in the month in the Netherlands.

Andreescu, Canada's top-ranked women's player, has risen up the standings at a remarkable pace early into this season.

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