Canadian Bianca Andreescu was eliminated in the second round of the Adelaide tournament on Wednesday in Australia.
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The 46th racket in the world gave in to the Russian Veronica Kudermetova, fourth seed and ninth player in the world, in two sets of 6-4 and 6-0. The meeting only lasted 1h19.
Andreescu still managed to break her rival's serve twice in three attempts. However, it gave Kudermetova 15 break chances, who took advantage of it on six occasions.
The winner was extremely effective on her service returns, winning 64.7% of the points on the Ontarian's first serve. She triumphed 59 of the 98 points played during the duel.
In the next round, Kudermetova will face the winner of the match between Latvian Jelena Ostapenko, seeded seventh, and Romania's Irina-Camelia Begu.
In her first match of the tournament, Andreescu defeated Spaniard Garbine Muguruza in three sets after making a spectacular comeback.
Fernandez in semi-final
At the Auckland tournament, Leylah Annie Fernandez reached the semi-final of the doubles component of this competition.
On the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, the Quebecer and her partner, the American Bethanie Mattek-Sands, beat the Spaniards Aliona Bolsova and Rebeka Masarova 7-5, 1-6 and 10-5.
It was a round of 16 match. However, Fernandez's team benefited from the abandonment of the duo composed of the Italian Elisabetta Cocciaretto and the Chinese Wang Xinyu to go directly to the semi-finals.
A single in Auckland, Fernandez will be in action on Thursday. She will face Austrian Julia Grabher in the round of 16.