Canadian Bianca Andreescu reaches final at ASB Classic

Canadian Bianca Andreescu reaches final at ASB Classic

Canadian Bianca Andreescu reaches final at ASB Classic

Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu stunned Venus Williams in the WTA Auckland Classic quarter-finals to continue her giant-killing run on Friday, while defending champion Julia Goerges survived a match-point scare.

Williams threatened a comeback by twice breaking back as Andreescu looked to serve out the match, but the youngster was not to be denied as she completed a 6-7 (1-7), 6-1, 6-3 victory.

"I think anything is possible, and I think tonight I did the impossible", she said on the court following her win over Williams.

"My goal was only to qualify and maybe get a couple of rounds in but now I beat a couple of top players so who knows?"

The 18-year-old is riding high just a day after the biggest win of her career, a stunning 6-4, 6-4 victory on Thursday over world No. 3 Caroline Wozniacki in the Auckland tournament, which is considered a warm-up for the Australian Open that begins in just over a week.

It's hard to believe that Andreescu is sitting outside the WTA's top 150, given the form she has exhibited over the last two matches. "I really think that it might throw a lot of girls off because they're not used to a girl like Bianca playing".

"In the second she pushed me back, which I don't like actually but that happens sometimes, and I'm very happy that I pulled it out at the end".

After losing the first set and dropping the opening game of the second set, Andreescu won 11 straight games against the sixth-seeded Williams.

The match against Hsieh was extremely smooth for the Canadian that managed to get a strong early lead in both sets (5-1 and 4-1). "She played some terrific tennis, different from a lot of players on the tour and I'm sure we're going to hear a lot more of her".

Rain meant no matches were completed at the Shenzhen Open, with Veronika Kudermetova a set up against Vera Zvonareva and Sorana Cirstea 2-0 ahead in the first set of her clash with Alison Riske before play was suspended.

Andreescu will face Hsieh Su-wei - a straight-sets victor over Sara Sorribes Tormo - in one semifinal.

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