Teenager Bianca Andreescu has come to be the first wild card to make it to the women’s singles final in Indian Wells.
The 18-year-old, who had been out the top 150 players at the beginning of 20-19, be at Elina Svitolina in three sets.
The Canadian will face reigning Wimbledon winner Germany’s Angelique Kerber, 3 1, at Sunday’s final.
Andreescu, who’s presently ranked 60 th in the world after starting the year in 152, had also claimed that a victory over the world number one Garbine Muguruza in her way to the final.
“I actually need a little time to soak this all in. This is just really incredible,” she informed that the California audience. “This past week has been a fantasy become a reality “
Svitolina started the stronger in the first meeting between the 2 players, so finding herself 3-0 up from the opening set.
But Andreescu fought back, eventually winning 26 of the last 35 points to select the set.
It increases the adolescent’s win-loss record for its entire year to 27-3 across all levels.
“I went to it. Just like I always say, I went to my shots,” Andreescu added. “It was a crazy game. It had been a roller coaster. I am very happy I pulled .”
Kerber stopped Bencic’s 12-match WTA winning streak on Friday 6-4 6-2, setting up her meeting with Andreescu.
Andreescu started the year ranked 152 in the globe. She is now on the verge of the top 30.
One last in Auckland, and a semi final in Acapulco preceded this run – not forgetting winning a conference on the ITF leash along with qualifying for the Australian Open.
Even the 18-year-old was looked shattered at the closing stages, but managed to close a 10-minute final match in her fourth match point having a smattering of drop shots.
She seems remarkably confident both on court and in interviews, also looks to have a match for many seasons, also also for all surfaces.