Tennis

Canadian teen Andreescu advances at Citi Open

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu advanced to the second round at the Citi Open on Monday, defeating Italy's Camila Giorgi 5-7, 6-3, 6-4.

Defeats Italian Camila Giorgi in 3 sets; Raonic, Bouchard play Tuesday

Mississauga's Bianca Vanessa Andreescu, shown at the Australian Open in January, won her first-round match at the Citi Open in Washington D.C. on Monday. (Pat Scala/Getty Images)

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu advanced to the second round at the Citi Open on Monday, defeating Italy's Camila Giorgi 5-7, 6-3, 6-4.

The 17-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., ranked 163 in the world, needed 2 hours 2 minutes to beat the 73rd-ranked Giorgi.

Also Monday, Francoise Abanda of Montreal fell in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, to fourth-seed Julia Gorges of Germany.

On the men's side, Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil lost his first-round match against Switzerland's Henri Laaksonen, 7-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Westmount, Que., native Eugenie Bouchard plays her first match of the tournament on Tuesday. Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., starts Wednesday.

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