Bianca Andreescu could scarcely believe Alycia Parks’ tweener winner against fourth seed Petra Martic in the Round of 16 at the Lyon WTA 250 tournament on Wednesday (February 1).
Parks, opting for a serve and volley against Martic, found herself in a tricky situation as the latter produced an inch-perfect lob that sent the American scurrying back to the baseline. The 22-year-old, however, produced an incredible tweener (between-the-legs shot) lob that sailed over the net-rushing Martic and landed inside the baseline for a winner.
Martic couldn’t help but applaud the shot, and Andreescu was awestruck as well, quote-tweeting a video of Parks’ winner shared by the WTA and adding:
Parks went on to win the match after dropping the first set, 2-6, 7-6(3), 6-2. The American is also alive in doubles, partnering with Shuai Zhang. They are currently competing against Cristina Bucsa and Bibiane Schoofs for a place in the semifinals.
Meanwhile, Andreescu is currently in action at the Hua Hin Championships in Bangkok, where she opened her campaign with a straight-sets win over Harriet Dart. The top seed will next take on Anastasia Zakharova on Thursday for a place in the last eight.