18-Year-Old Mississauga Tennis Star Wins Indian Wells Title in California Tournament
Published March 17, 2019 at 10:50 pm
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.
— Tennis Canada (@TennisCanada) March 17, 2019
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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