Bianca Andreescu shows mettle to come back from the brink in Miami
Teen sensation Bianca Andreescu pulled off a brilliant fightback as she moved into the second round of the Miami Open.
The 18-year-old won Indian Wells last week, but was made to work hard by Irina-Camelia Begu to keep her Miami hopes alive.
Andreescu lost the first set and was forced to save a match point in the second before rallying to claim a fine 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 win.
“The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory,” Andreescu told reporters.
“I have gained a lot of experience from today, but hopefully I don’t have to actually be down match point to win matches.
“Maybe I needed to almost lose to wake up. That’s obviously what happened today. I’m really grateful how I managed.”
Andreescu is hoping to become just the fourth woman in history to complete the back-to-back ‘Sunshine Double’ of Indian Wells and Miami.
Steffi Graf, Kim Clijsters and Victoria Azarenka are the only women to have completed that feat to date.
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