MIAMI, FL, USA — Indian Wells champion Bianca Andreescu of Canada avenged her most recent loss at the Miami Open on Friday, dispatching No.32 seed Sofia Kenin of the United States, 6-3, 6-3, to advance to the third round.
20-year-old Kenin was the last player to defeat Andreescu, having beaten the Canadian in the semifinals of Acapulco last month. But 18-year-old Andreescu kept her run rolling following her first-ever WTA singles title at Indian Wells, picking up her ninth straight match win after her 92-minute victory over Kenin.
Andreescu, who beat Irina-Camelia Begu in the first round of both Indian Wells and Miami and has now faced Kenin twice in a month, could continue her déjà vu tour in the third round. No.8 seed Angelique Kerber, who she beat in the Indian Wells final, may await, if Kerber can get past Czech qualifier Karolina Muchova later on Friday.