Bianca Andreescu defeats Irina Begu to reach the Miami Open second round

Bianca Andreescu saved a match point as she produced an astonishing fightback to beat Irina-Camelia Begu in the first round of the Miami Open.

Down a set and 5-1 and match point, @Bandreescu_ downs Begu, 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-2 to advance to the @MiamiOpen second round!“, says WTA.

Romanian Begu led 5-1 in the second set after winning the first, but the 18-year-old Canadian Romanian-born Andreescu won five games in a row before bossing a tie-break and going on to secure a stunning 4-6 7-6 (7-2) 6-2 victory.

Well, it’s a new tournament, new atmosphere, new environment, different court. I guess that took a bit of getting used to,” Andreescu said. “Maybe I needed to almost lose to wake up. That’s obviously what happened today. I’m really grateful how I managed.”

I actually thought I was going to lose my first round, because I started off really, really slow,” Andreescu said. “I was really nervous. I have never played at Indian Wells before on such a big stadium. I played on Stadium 2. I was pretty nervous. But I really didn’t think I was going to win that match.”

The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory. I have gained a lot of experience from today, but hopefully I don’t have to actually be down match point to win matches,” Andreescu said. 

Bianca Andreescu made history by becoming the first wildcard to win the Indian Wells Open on Sunday.

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