Canada's Bianca Andreescu reacts during her second round match of the French Open tennis tournament against Emma Navarro of the U.S., at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Thursday, June 1, 2023. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

Canada’s Andreescu posts comeback win over Kalinina at Wimbledon

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu defeated 26th-seeded Anhelina Kalinina of Ukraine 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7) Friday in a second-round Wimbledon match that featured major momentum swings.

Andreescu looked like she was heading for a routine victory after winning the first set and going up a break early in the second.

However, Kalinina later broke back to even the second set at 4-4, and picked up another break in the deciding game to even the match at a set apiece.

The Ukrainian had a break and a hold to go up 5-2 in the third set, but Andreescu stormed back to force a tiebreaker.

Andreescu raced out to a 9-3 lead in the tiebreaker, but Kalinina saved four match points before the Canadian finally prevailed.

Andreescu, from Mississauga, Ont., will next face the winner of a match between sixth-seeded Ons Jabeur of Tunisia and Chinese qualifier Bai Zhuoxuan.

Later Friday, 26th-seeded Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., faced Britain’s Liam Broady in a third-round match, and Leylah Fernandez of Laval, Que., teamed with American Taylor Townsend for a first-round women’s doubles match against Americans Alycia Parks and Peyton Stearns.

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