Bianca Andreescu shows mettle to come back from the brink in Miami

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Bianca Andreescu in action

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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