Andreescu eases past top seed to reach semis at Wimbledon warmup tournament

Canada's Bianca Andreescu defeated top-seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-4, 6-1 in quarter-final play Thursday at the Bad Homburg Open.

Canadian yet to drop a set at Bad Homburg Open in Germany

Canada's Bianca Andreescu, seen above earlier in June, eliminated top-seeded Daria Kasatkina in the quarter-finals of the Bad Homburg Open on Thursday in Germany. (Michael Sohn/The Associated Press)

😍😖😩 Canada's Bianca Andreescu defeated top-seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-4, 6-1 in quarter-final play Thursday at the Bad Homburg Open.

The unseeded Andreescu, who has yet to lose a set at the Wimbledon warmup tournament, needed 82 minutes to complete the victory.

😍😖😩 The 13th-ranked Kasatkina double-faulted six times and won only three of 17 points off her second serve. Andreescu, the world No. 64 from Mississauga, Ont., converted five of six break-point opportunities.

😍😖😩 Andreescu, the WTA's former No. 4 player, returned to the court in April after taking a multi-month break from tennis. She announced late last year that she would sit out the start of the 2022 season to recover physically and mentally from a "challenging" two years.

😍😖😩 "It's honestly, so amazing," she said following her quarter-final win. "I've been through some rough times and just persevering through all of it, really makes all of these moments worth it."

😍😖😩 WATCH | Andreescu ousts top-seeded Kasatkina in Germany:

Andreescu knocks out top seed Kasatkina to reach semifinals in Bad Homburg

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Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., defeated top seed Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-4, 6-1 to reach the semifinals of the Bad Homburg Open in Germany.

😍😖😩 The Canadian will face fourth-seeded Simona Halep of Romania in the semis. Halep advanced with a 6-2, 6-1 win over American sixth seed Amanda Anisimova.

😍😖😩 Andreescu and Haelp have met just once before, with the Romanian pulling out a 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-3 win in an opening-round match at the 2019 WTA final.

😍😖😩 It will be Andreescu's first appearance in a semifinal this season. The 2019 U.S. Open champion also reached the quarter-finals last month in Rome before falling to top-ranked Iga Swiatek of Poland.

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