Bianca Andreescu's ranking to skyrocket after Indian Wells

Bianca Andreescu won her first career title at Indian Wells on Sunday

After an improbable run at Indian Wells, the 18-year-old Canadian up-and-comer Bianca Andreescu who is the first wild card to make the tournament's final round, where she will face Angelique Kerber of Germany for the first time.

Andreescu enjoyed an unprecedented run in the California desert where the 18-year-old became the first wildcard to win the prestigious event that is widely regarded as the biggest tennis tournament outside of the four Grand Slams.

Bianca Andreescu (CAN) with the championship trophy after defeating Angelique Kerber (not pictured) in the final match of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

Reminded that Osaka's breakthrough 2018 win was swiftly followed by two Grand Slam titles and a rise to No. 1 in the world, Andreescu was asked if she found that inspirational.

Andreescu started the third set much better, holding in her first two service games including coming back from 0-30 to go up 2-1.

For her part the teenager, who is scheduled to get right back to work this week at the Miami Open, is not about to put any added pressure on herself. "So it's insane what a year can do", Andreescu told reporters after her 6-4 3-6 6-4 win.

Andreescu beat Angelique Kerber 6-4 3-6 6-4 in the final
Andreescu beat Angelique Kerber 6-4 3-6 6-4 in the final

But from 3-2 and a break down, Andreescu had one last twist in store as she reeled off three straight games to set her up to serve for the title with a 5-3 lead. She had already received treatment in the right arm and shoulder area. Osaka used it as a springboard to win titles at the US and Australian opens while ascending to the No. 1 ranking in January.

She showed no sign of nerves as she opened the match with a break of Kerber's serve. "Now to be able to have my name beside so many fantastic champions it means the world to me". Andreescu called out her coach Sylvain Bruneau on the changeover and said that she could barely move.

Andreescu needed roughly 40 minutes to take the opening set.

Kerber used all her experience to fight off three match points, and when the German took advantage of an Andreescu mistake to break back, it seemed that the momentum had once again swung her way.

She said she hoped the Indian Wells title would do for her what it did for Naomi Osaka previous year.

Another changeover where the trainer came out, and she worked on Andreescu's leg. Kerber still had to hold to extend the match, but the Canadian ripped a forehand victor to set up a fourth match point and took the match. "I just want to savor this". "I want to savour this moment because you never know what the next week can bring". She really began to shorten the points and broke back with an overhead and forehand victor.

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