Bianca Andreescu -15- (CAN) def [Q] Taylor Townsend -116- (USA)
Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium announcer Andy Taylor.
Right out of the gate, Taylor Townsend learned she wouldn’t be able to flummox 19-year-old Bianca Andreescu with the all-out, relentless, charge-the-net strategy that worked against Wimbledon Champion Simona Halep. Her adjustments in set-2 extended the match to a decider, but Bianca was simply too sharp at the start of the final set.
The young Canadian is through to her first career Grand Slam Quarterfinal, and $500k richer because of it. A win Wednesday over talented Belgian Elise Mertens earns her $960k and a spot in the US Open Semifinals.
NEXT:  Elise Mertens -26- (BEL) vs  Bianca Andreescu -15- (CAN)
Round-4 Biography |  Bianca Andreescu -15- (CAN)
At just 19-years-old, she is making her Round of 16 Grand Slam debut. Competing in the US Open’s main draw for the first time – on Saturday, she took-out 2-time Finalist Caroline Wozniacki and has advanced to tonight’s Round of 16 without dropping a set. Her breakthrough season began week-1, when as a qualifier in Auckland, she won 7 consecutive matches to reach her first career WTA Final. She went on to win her first Grand Slam main draw match at the Australian Open, won the titles in Newport and Indian Wells – and just last week, defeated 3 top-10 players to capture the title at the US Open Series event in Toronto. She started the year ranked outside the top-100, but arrived in New York as the World #15. From Ontario, Canada – Please welcome Bianca Andreescu.
▲ R4: def [Q] Taylor Townsend -116- (USA) 61 46 62
▲ R3: def  Caroline Wozniacki -19- (DEN) 64 64
▲ R2: def Kisrten Flipkens -110- (BEL) 63 75
▲ R1: def Katie Volynets -413- (USA) 62 64
Round-4 Biography | [Q] Taylor Townsend -116- (USA)
On Monday, this 23-year-old lit-up Arthur Ashe Stadium, earning the biggest win of her career. Down a set, she came back to upset the World #4 and reigning Wimbledon Champion Simona Halep in a thrilling, deciding-set tiebreak. Ranked as high as World #61 – 5-years-ago, as an 18-year-old Wild Card, she made her US Open main-draw debut right here in Arthur Ashe Stadium versus World #1 Serena Williams. But we first experienced her powerful groundstrokes in 2011 – where at just 15-years-old, she made her Grand Slam main-draw debut in Doubles and reached the 3rd-Round. She now owns 13 ITF World Tennis Tour Singles titles, is a 2-time WTA-Tour Doubles Finalist, and as a qualifier at this year’s US Open, she’s won six consecutive matches to reach the 4th Round of a Grand Slam for the first time. From Atlanta, Georgia – Please welcome Taylor Townsend.
▲ R3: def Sorana Cirstea -106- (ROU) 75 62
▲ R2: def  Simona Halep -04- (ROU) 26 63 76(4)
▲ R1: def Kateryna Kozlova -76- (UKR) 36 63 62
▲ Q3: def Nina Stojanovic -96- (SRB) 36 76(5) 61
▲ Q2: def Veronica Cepede Royg -151- (PAR) 36 63 63
▲ Q1: def def Kostic (SRB) 63 61
Head to Head
This was the first meeting between these two players.