Bianca Andreescu and Brayden Schnur will play in the finals at Newport Beach

Bianca Andreescu et Brayden Schnur joueront dans les finales à Newport Beach

Photo: Jae C. Hong Associated Press
Tombeuse of Eugenie Bouchard in the quarter finals, Andreescu is on a roll early this year.

There will be two Canadians in action during the final of the Challenger of Newport Beach since Bianca Andreescu and Brayden Schnur won their match in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Andreescu, Mississauga, Ontario, needed 2 hours, 47 minutes to defeat the German and second-seeded Tatjana Maria 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (3).

Tombeuse of Eugenie Bouchard in the quarter finals, Andreescu is on a roll early this year. She defeated Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams en route to a participation in the final at the Classic ASB in New Zealand. She then crossed to the qualifications of the Australian open, where she eventually lost in the second round.

Aged 18 years and 106th racket world, Andreescu defeated Maria, 74th in the world rankings, even if she committed nine double faults. For her part, Maria has managed nine aces against four double faults, but won only 26 out of 66 points played on his second serve (39 %). Maria has also given 25 balls to break his rival, who has converted six.

In the final, Andreescu, sixth-seeded, crosses iron with the American Jessica Pegula, no. 7. Pegula has beaten her compatriot Lauren Davis 6-3, 6-4.

For his part, Schnur has accessed to the final of the pane masculine thanks to a victory of 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 (6) against American Donald Young.

Schnur, 16th head series, has managed eight aces against Young in a battle that lasted 2 hours 20 minutes.

23 years old and a native of Pickering, Ontario, Schnur has converted three of his nine balls broken and he has saved four of the six that he faced.

During his road to the finals, Schnur has also defeated Mackenzie McDonald, no. 3, and Jason Jung, no. 6.

In the final, Schnur will be measured by the favorite of the tournament, the American Taylor Fritz. The latter needed only 52 minutes to beat the Frenchman Enzo Couacaud 6-1, 6-4.

Schnur holds the 196e ranking of the ATP, while Fritz advanced to the 50th level.

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