Bianca Andreescu began making up for lost time after months of injury down time, with the top seed winning her second match in as many days at the WTA event in Strasbourg on Tuesday .

The final Tour tune-up prior to Sunday’s start of the French Open has been fruitful so far for the seventh-ranked Canadian, who defeated Belgian qualifier  Maryna Zanevska.6-1, 6-4 in 66 minutes.

Andreescu’s return on the northern French clay is her first tournament since withdrawing injured from the Miami final in April.

The 20-year-old broke five times against a 259th-ranked opponent in the second round; the 2019 US Open winner has now played exactly three WTA or Grand Slam career matches on clay.

Andreescu had only a minor spot of bother throughout, trailing Zanevska 4-2 in the second set but promptly breaking serve twice to bring home the win.

Second seed Jessica Pegula, a Rome quarter-finalist this month, got off to a losing start as she went down to Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands 6-4, 6-4.

No. 29 Pegula from the US dropped serve five times in the 90-minute setback against an opponent ranked 84th. 

Main photo:- Bianca Andreescu winning in Strasbourg – by WTATennis.com

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