HUA HIN, Thailand — Top-seed Bianca Andreescu advanced to the quarterfinals of the Thailand Open tennis tournament with a 6-2, 7-5 win over Russia's Anastasia Zakharova on Thursday.
The native of Mississauga, Ont., wrapped up the match on her first match point when Zakharova returned the Andreescu's serve into the net.
Andreescu, the world No. 42, had four aces while allowing none, and was perfect on four break point chances in her first WTA Tour match against Zakharova.
Zakharova, ranked 96th in the world, was good on her only break point chance.
Andreescu will next face fifth-seed Marta Kostyuk.
It will be the first career meeting between Andreescu and the Ukrainian, who is ranked 60th in the world.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 2, 2023.
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