STRASBOURG, France — Canada’s Bianca Andreescu is heading to the quarterfinals of the Strasbourg Open.
The tournament’s No. 1 seed, from Mississauga, Ont., beat Belgian qualifier Maryna Zanevska 6-1, 6-4 on Tuesday at the WTA Tour 250 clay-court event.
Andreescu, the world No. 7, won all five of her break points against the 355th-ranked Zanevska.
The Canadian has now won two matches in a row after a seven-week absence.
Andreescu suffered a foot injury in the final of the Miami Open in early April.
The 20-year-old Andreescu tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Spain for the start of the clay-court season and didn’t play in Madrid or Rome.
The 2019 U.S. Open champion is 11-3 in 2021.
Andreescu will next face the winner of a match between No. 6 seed Zhang Shuai of China and Sorana Cirstea of Romania.
The event serves as a tune-up for next week’s French Open, the second Grand Slam of the season.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 25, 2021.