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Battling via damage, Andreescu eradicated from US Open in thrilling match

NEW YORK — Canada’s Bianca Andreescu has lastly misplaced a match on the U.S. Open.

The sixth-seeded Andreescu was ousted within the fourth spherical at Flushing Meadows by Seventeenth-seeded Maria Sakkari of Greece, who went three hours and 29 minutes towards the Canadian to seize the final accessible quarterfinal spot within the ladies’s singles draw.

Sakkari got here again to win 6-7 (2), 7-6 (6), 6-3 as Andreescu had bother with a left leg that was taped by a coach throughout a medical timeout within the third set. Andreescu limped round between factors down the stretch and her leg buckled a couple of occasions.

The marathon match ended at almost 2:15 a.m.ET. The earlier ladies’s document was a 1:48 a.m. end for a first-round match in 2016 during which Madison Keys beat Alison Riske; three males’s matches have wrapped up at 2:26 a.m.

Each gamers’ grunts reverberated off the hundreds of unused blue seats in Arthur Ashe Stadium by the tip. Followers who remained engaged in dueling first-name chants: “Ma-ri-a!” and “Bi-an-ca!”

Andreescu was 10-0 on the Grand Slam following her 2019 title earlier than falling to Sakkari.

Sakkari will face No. 4 Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic within the quarterfinals.

Andreescu, of Mississauga, Ont., was seeking to be a part of fellow Canadian Leylah Fernandez within the remaining eight on the ladies’s aspect, however gave up six of the ultimate seven video games within the set, together with her remaining shot going into the online to finish the match.

Fernandez, the 19-year-old from Laval, Que., will play fifth-ranked Elina Svitolina of Ukraine on Tuesday with a spot within the semifinals on the road.

– With information from the Related Press.

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