Thursday, 21 March, 2019

Andreescu upsets sixth-seed Svitolina to reach Indian Wells final

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Sidney Guerrero | 17 March, 2019, 01:10

Andreescu, 18, will play in her second final of 2019, and she aims to become the youngest victor at Indian Wells since 17-year-old Serena Williams claimed the title back in 1999.

Milos Raonic of Canada plays a forehand against Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia during their men's singles quarterfinal match at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 14, 2019 in Indian Wells, California.

Bianca Andreescu's dream run will take the Canadian teen to the final of the BNP Paribas Open. She may have been unable to take her first three match points, but there were no signs of nerves on the fourth as she forced a mistake from her opponent to seal a landmark win.

Leading 4-3 in the third set against Svitolina, Andreescu found herself down 0-40 before winning five points in a row for a huge hold.

Standing in her way is Kerber, the 31-year-old German who is the former world No. 1 and entered the tournament ranked eighth.

"I wouldn't believe I win today again", Bencic said.

Belinda Bencic continued her amazing run by upsetting Karolina Pliskova
Belinda Bencic continued her amazing run by upsetting Karolina Pliskova

"I was trying to focus only on my side of the court".

Williams led 4-2 in the first set before Kerber won three straight games to go up 5-4. "I just tried to play consistent, be aggressive when I had the first chance".

Bencic, who won her third career title at Dubai last month and her first since 2015, next plays the victor of the match between Angelique Kerber and Venus Williams. A forehand return victor sent Bianca 4-3 ahead and she defended three break points in the following game to open a 5-3 advantage and move closer to the finish line. Bencic hopes to make her second final appearance of the year and her ninth final appearance of her career.

Kerber reached the final by overcoming the red hot Bencic who defeated world number one Naomi Osaka this week and was coming off a win in Dubai last month. A backhand down the line victor sent Belinda 3-2 up and she fired a service victor for a hold at 15 in game six and even a more significant advantage. "I'm definitely playing how I feel it, and it's going well so I'm not planning on changing that".

Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., advanced to the women's semis on Wednesday.

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The final, to be staged at Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano, will be held on June 1. The 30-year-old added: 'I'm pretty sure we want to make up for it as soon as possible.

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