Teenager Bianca Andreescu Beats Venus Williams at ASB Classic

Bianca Andreescu of Canada

Andreescu won 11 straight games against the sixth-seeded Williams after losing the first set and falling behind a break at 1-0 in the second set.

Saturday's match will be her first semifinal at a WTA tournament, a feat she has achieved in memorable fashion.

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. "But I'm just trying to stay grounded right now, stay humble, and use it to my advantage". Despite dropping the first set in a blowout tiebreaker, the Mississauga-native would reset and refocus.

Defending champion Goerges, who will play Viktoria Kuzmova in the other semi, fought back from facing match point to overpower Canadian Eugenie Bouchard in the three-set cliffhanger 3-6 6-3 7-6 (8/6).

Goerges was in near flawless form as she raced through the first set in under 30 minutes with a power game that forced Kuzmova well behind the baseline.

"I believe that anything is possible and I think I did the impossible [against Williams]. I don't know what's going on really", she said after defeating Hsieh.

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But that certainly couldn't be said of Andreescu, who's beat the No 1, 6 and 3 seeds in her past three matches and also come through the qualifying draw.

Kuzmova went on a run to win five points in a row and at least was able to get on the board.

Andreescu has one more match to play in Auckland.

"In the second set I stepped away a bit from my line and I wasn't as aggressive as I wanted to be, because in the first set she was behind the baseline and I was more in the court".

"You have to start somewhere and I guess this is my awakening moment, maybe", she said.

"This week I've been playing a lot of different types of game styles".

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