The Cinderella run of Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu continues at the BNP Paribas Open, as the wild card knocked off No.6 seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4, to advance to the second – and biggest – final of her season and career at Indian Wells.
"I'm actually shaking right now," said an emotional Andreescu, to open her post-match press conference. "It's just so incredible. I'm honestly speechless, speechless," WTA reported.
In the first meeting between the two players, 18-year-old Andreescu survived two hours and 12 minutes of momentum shifts and topsy-turvy play before claiming her second Top 10 win and increasing her outstanding win-loss record for the year to 27-3 across all levels.
World No.60 Andreescu is now projected to crack the Top 35 of the WTA singles rankings on Monday, and could reach the Top 25 with a title win.