Andreescu Defeats Cristian on Day 1 of Wimbledon 2024

Bianca Andreescu


  • Bianca Andreescu has scored an opening-round win at Wimbledon with 6-4, 6-2 against Romanian Jaqueline Cristian.
  • Andreescu will face 26th seed Linda Noskova next.
  • Denis Shapovalov has moved on with 6-1, 7-5, 6-4 against No. 19 Nicholas Jarry.

Mississauga, Ontario-born Bianca Andreescu defeated Romanian Jaqueline Cristian in the first Wimbledon round on Monday with 6-4, 6-2

Good Comeback from Injury

Andreescu, who also has Romanian origins, had three aces. This included one on match point. 

The 2019 U.S. Open winner has continued her back injury comeback against Cristian, breaking her opponent four times on nine chances.

The 24-year-old scored 10 of 11 net point chances and only faced a point break one time, giving Cristian the opportunity to convert.

Andreescu came back to the French Open after missing almost 10 months because of her injury. She opened the grass season finishing second in the Libema Open in the Netherlands.

The Canadian will meet 26th seed Linda Noskova next while still looking to boost her career-best third-round showing in 2023 at the All England Club.

Denis Shapovalov 

Denis Shapovalov

Meanwhile, fellow Canadian Denis Shapovalov also won the opening round against No. 19 Nicolas Jarry with 6-1, 7-5, 6-4.

Shapovalov produced one of the first upsets at the grass-court Grand Slam, moving into the second round with nine aces. 

The former world No. 10 from Richmond Hill, Ontario also broke Chilean Jarry four times and saved two break points.

The 25-year-old who went into the match from the 121st position in the world, hitting 29 winners to his opponent’s 19, scoring 98 total points.

In 2023, Shapovalov made it into Round of 16 at Wimbledon and entered the semifinals at the All England Club in 2021 prior to losing to top seed and champion Novak Djokovic.

Next, the Canadian will face Germany’s Daniel Altmaier.

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In other news, Japanese Naomi Osaka has won her first match in six years at Wimbledon.

The tennis woman has not attended the tour in five years, as grass courts were never of her liking. 

Plus, a year ago, Osaka gave birth to her daughter Shai. Commenting on her comeback, she said she was “really excited” to be there. 

She won against Diane Parry with 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 in the first round at the All England Club, taking the last two games from 4-all in the third set. 

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