Tennis

Bianca Andreescu guts out tough victory to reach round of 16 at Phillip Island Trophy

Canada's Bianca Andreescu improved to 2-1 for 2021 with a 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3 victory over American Madison Brengle in the second round of the Phillip Island Trophy on Monday.

Fellow Canadian Rebecca Marino falls in 2nd round to Petra Martic

Canada's Bianca Andreescu, the 2019 U.S. Open champion, is now 3-1 in 2021 after ending a 15-month absence from the tour. (Jaimi Joy/Reuters/file)

Canada's Bianca Andreescu improved to 2-1 for 2021 with a 7-6 (4), 4-6, 6-3 victory over American Madison Brengle in the second round of the Phillip Island Trophy on Monday.

The second-seeded Andreescu, from Mississauga, Ont., entered the new WTA Tour 250 event for early losers at the ongoing Australian Open after being ousted in the second round of the Grand Slam last week.

WATCH | Andreescu guts out tough 3-set victory over American Madison Brengle:

Bianca Andreescu battles to 3-set win in 2nd round of Phillip Island Trophy

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The Canadian gutted out a tough three-set victory over American Madison Brengle in Melbourne, Australia. 2:46

The 2019 U.S. Open champion, ranked ninth in the world, ended a 15-month absence from the tour with her return at the Australian Open.

Andreescu got a bye in the first round of the Phillip Island Trophy before topping the 85th-ranked Brengle, who also lost in the second round of the Australian Open.

The Canadian will face Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan in the round of 16 on Tuesday.

Andreescu is the top player remaining in the draw after No. 1 seed Sofia Kenin of the U.S. lost to Australian Olivia Godecki on Sunday.

Marino bounced

Meanwhile, fellow Canadian Rebecca Marino's time at the Phillip Island Trophy ended Monday with a loss to Croatian Petra Martic.

The 30-year-old Vancouver native lost 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 to the No. 4 seed in the round of 32.

WATCH | Marino loses tight, 3-set match to Croatian Petra Martic:

Marino falls to Martic at Phillip Island Trophy

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Canadian Rebecca Marino lost a tight, 3-set match to Croatian Petra Martic in the 2nd round of the Phillip Island Trophy in Melbourne. 2:39

Marino hit eight aces for the second consecutive match.

Martic will face Australia's Kim Birrell in the Round of 16.

Marino was eliminated in the second round of both the Australian Open and the Phillip Island Trophy. Her appearance at the major tournament was her first at a Grand Slam event since 2013.

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