18-Year-Old Mississauga Tennis Star Wins Indian Wells Title in California Tournament
Bianca Andreescu, the 18-year-old Mississauga tennis star who started to take the athletic world by storm when she scored a high-profile win over superstar Venus Williams on Jan. 4 in the 2019 ASB Classic Quarterfinal in Auckland, New Zealand, has won the Indian Wells title.
Andreescu won the BNP Paribas Open title with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 win over Angelique Kerber, who is ranked number 8 in the world.
Andreescu has been wowing spectators with her performance at the tournament so far.
On Friday, March 15, Tennis Canada reported that Andreescu managed to beat out Elina Svitolina, a player ranked 54 places above her.
Today’s victory means that Andreescu has her first WTA title.
“Bianca Andreescu is a history-maker after beating Angelique Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in the final of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, becoming the first Canadian to win a WTA Premier Mandatory tournament,” Tennis Canada says.
According to Tennis Canada, today’s victory marks her her fifth over a top 20 opponent since the turn of the year. This win will see Andreescu climb up the rankings from 60th to 24th - a 128-place rise since December 2018 when she sat at 152.
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