Auckland Open: Unstoppable Bianca Andreescu to face Julia Goerges in final

Canada's Bianca Andreescu beat a player 149 places higher than her in the rankings at the ASB Classic

World No.152 Andreescu is now nine places off her career high ranking of No.143, set in August 2017 after she reached her first WTA Tour quarterfinal in Washington.

Hsieh, who is looking to claim her fourth WTA Tour title in Auckland, faces 18-year-old world No. 152 Andreescu in today's semi-final after the Canadian rallied to beat Williams, 20 years her senior and a seven-time Grand Slam victor, 6-7 (1/7), 6-1, 6-3.

Also, defending champion Julia Goerges saved a match point in the third set before beating Eugenie Bouchard 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6).

"I still think anyone of us could make it that far", says Spasojevic, "It depends who, just like Bianca".

Andreescu's win over Hsieh in a semifinal Saturday was her most dominant performance of the week. "I don't know what's going on really", she said after defeating Hsieh.

"So I remember her always developing and she was always talented, so it's really incredible what she's doing right now". Starting off the new tennis season, Andreescu has made diversifying her game a priority. Today she didn't serve as well as other matches I've seen her play.

The come-from-behind victory came a day after she eliminated top seed and world No. 3 Caroline Wozniacki.

Sevens days ago, Andreescu entered the qualifying rounds of the Classic, unheralded and hoping to get in a few matches before chancing her arm in qualifying at the Australian Open.

"It's the biggest part I've learned in the last two or three years, when I got up the rankings", Goerges said.

With her opponent increasingly misfiring and her own confidence growing, Andreescu would build a 5-0 lead in the decisive set, only for the seven-time Grand Slam champion to reel the score back in to 5-3.

The contest against Wozniacki was Andreescu's first match in history against a top-10 player.



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