Bianca Andreescu vs Sofia Kenin Miami Open 2023 Preview and Prediction


It will be a battle of two slam champions to kick off Sunday’s schedule on the Stadium court with Bianca Andreescu and Sofia Kenin facing off for a spot in the fourth round. There is potentially a great opportunity for the winner here to make the last four or better with this quarter being one of the more open and without the biggest threats.

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Andreescu does look to have built on her Indian Wells outing, following up troubling Iga Swiatek with two good three set wins. The second of those came against Maria Sakkari with the Canadian coming from a set down to win 5-7 6-3 6-4 in just under three hours. “I felt like I was on my heels a lot of the time during the match, but I made every ball,” said Andreescu, who should move into the Top 30 after this tournament. “I fought to the end, and I think I played the important points just a little bit better today. But, yeah, it could have gone either way today.”

Kenin is another who will have took a lot from her Indian Wells loss, having only lost in two close tiebreaks against eventual winner Elena Rybakina. It has been a troubling three years for the American since winning the Australian Open with injuries and mental health struggles contributing to a lack of form. Two straight sets wins will give hope that a corner has been turned though with the second of them coming against a seed in Anhelina Kalinina.

Kenin’s counterpunching style would have worked well against the Andreescu of even a few months ago who was struggling for form but it will be much tougher on this occasion. Both of these women being fully fit and healthy would make a huge difference to the tour but it is clear for now that Andreescu is way ahead in her progress and should be able to tough this one out.

Prediction – Bianca Andreescu in straight sets

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