As the semifinal matches on the WTA courts of the Indian Wells 2019 have been wrapped up with enlivening action in the Tennis Paradise. An 18-year-old from Canada has gathered attention on the American courts. She is World Number 60 tennis player, Bianca Andreescu who battled against the Ukrainian, Elina Svitolina in the rollercoaster semi-final 6-3 2-6 6-4 to reserve her final berth.
Unfurling the Canadian flag in the Californian desert, Andreescu becomes in the first wildcard participant to reach the women’s singles final in the history of the BNP Paribas Open tournament. Also, she might become the first teenager to clinch the desert Masters crown since Serena Williams in 1999 and 2001. During her Cinderella-run to the final at the Indian Wells 2019, she dropped just a set against Svitolina and received a bagel and a baguette victory against the former World Number one, Garbine Muguruza.
The Ontario native, Andreescu began her 2019 season with a ranking of 152 and she came up with her second Top 10 win against Svitolina and developed her win-loss record to 27-3 this year. The new breeze from Canada will be meeting the multiple Grand Slam champion, Angelique Kerber in the finals. Kerber snapped Belinda Bencic’s victory run on the WTA racetrack and the Swiss ace was also halted from seizing her seventh straight WTA Ten Top win.
Besides that, the Canadians have significantly outperformed the tennis professionals on the men’s tour as well. One of their former top-three ATP contestants, Milos Raonic has captured the headlines as he has dismantled few players from the circuit and till now he has saved 12 out of 14 break points in the Indian Wells 2019. His semi-final clash against the Austrian, Dominic Thiem will be a captivating showdown for the spectators and the Canadian will be tussling to enter his first finals in the Tennis Paradise of California.
Raonic’s compatriot, Denis Shapovalov has been a sensation during the Indian Wells 2019. He eliminated the tenth seed Marin Cilic in his second round and gave rise to a major upset in the tournament. However, his reign in the Californian desert was concluded against the Polish man, Hubert Hurkacz and the ATP men had set up an enticing three-set battle in the pre-quarters of the Indian Wells 2019.
Canada’s another promising wave, the 18-year-old, Felix Auger-Aliassime vanquished the revered Greek lad, Stefanos Tsitsipas in his opening round. He played the longest match of his career against Tsitsipas and now the boy from Montreal, Auger-Aliassime is regarded as the Canadian tennis phenom.
On the women’s doubles arena, Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada reached the semifinals of the Indian Wells 2019 by partnering the Chinese, Xu Yifan.