Andreescu shocks Svitolina to reach Indian Wells final

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Bianca is now ranked no.60, but after this "crazy" run in Indian Wells, she will go up 27 places in the rankings to be the new world no.33 (if she loses in the final) or she will be ranked no.24 if she wins the title.

The 18-year-old dropped her racket and fell on her back when Kerber hit a backhand into the net on match point to deliver the tournament wildcard the victory.

With 5-3 for Andreescu on the scoreboard, Kerber managed to save three match points and got a break against her rival whose endurance was plummeting, as evidenced by the cramps she suffered.

Andreescu would love to follow in the footsteps of world No.1 Naomi Osaka of Japan, who won the tournament past year before claiming the US and Australian Open titles.

Canadian tennis player Bianca Andreescu followed in the footsteps of another teen sensation Naomi Osaka, who was a little-known 20-year-old when she won the title last year.

"It was one of the toughest matches I've ever played", she said in an on-court interview. I just felt it was like - boom. "So it's insane what a year can do", Andreescu told reporters after her 6-4 3-6 6-4 win. Andreescu is now 28-3 on the year and will move up to a career-high ranking of 24. She had already received treatment in the right arm and shoulder area.

Patrick Mouratoglou, who serves as coach for Serena Williams, tweeted it was "amazing" how Bruneau helped Andreescu get her composure and confidence back at the changeover.

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The Candian first made waves in January when she beat former world number ones Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams on consecutive nights in a tune-up event for the Australian Open. He just needed to convince her that she had the fight, that she had the strength, that she had to go for every point.

"Naomi (Osaka) did this a year ago and now to be able to have my name in front of so many unbelievable champions it means the world to me", said Andreescu during the post-match press conference.

The set turned on its head after the break back, winning the next three games to be able to serve for the match after breaking Kerber again.

Andreescu kept up the momentum in the decider, however, saving nine out of 10 break points and wrapped up the win after two hours and 12 minutes.

Andreescu had three championship points but couldn't pull the trigger.

But the young woman's desire to win was greater than those annoyances and she launched more forehand winners to claim a fourth match point. I just want to enjoy this moment because I don't want to take anything for granted. "I just want to savor this".

But when the moment arrived for real, she said, it was "surreal".

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