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Canadian shocks world!

Canadian Bianca Andreescu has her first WTA title.

The unseeded 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., upset eighth-seeded German Angelique Kerber 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 in the women’s final at the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday.

"Hopefully this moment can be a great inspiration for many young athletes because like I always say if you believe in yourself anything is possible," Andreescu said afterwards in her on-court interview. "And like my mom always told me through the years, if you work hard, you dream big to get big then you can accomplish so many things.

"That’s what I’ve been doing throughout many years and now this moment has become a reality so it’s really, really crazy."

Kerber, a former world No. 1, praised Andreescu afterwards.

"Congratulations to Bianca for an unbelievable tournament," Kerber said. "You just played amazing the whole tournament and so you deserve to win the title here."

The Canadian was also gracious to her German opponent.

"It was amazing to share the court with you today," she said. "You are an incredible champion and an inspiration."

Andreescu has become a major story on the women’s circuit this year. With the victory Sunday, Andreescu has won 28-of-31 matches this season and becomes the first wild-card entry to capture this event.

She is projected to rise 36 spots to No. 24 in the WTA Tour rankings on Monday.

Andreescu earned (US)$1,354,010 million for the victory and received lavish praise from none other than the legendary Rod Laver.

"A star is born, congratulations @Bandreescu– what a fighter you are," Laver tweeted after the match.

Andreescu needed roughly 40 minutes to take the opening set. Neither player served well — Andreescu was 60 per cent on first serve while Kerber was at 67 per cent — but the Canadian held serve throughout and won all of the points on her second serve, compared to just 55 per cent for Kerber.



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