Williams falls sufferer to large killing Andreescu at ASB Basic

Bianca Andreescu of Canada

The defending champion has progressed to her second consecutive final in Auckland, after a 6-1 7-6 (6) victory over Slovakian Viktoria Kuzmova on Saturday.

"So I remember her always developing and she was always talented, so it's really incredible what she's doing right now".

If she's proven anything this week, the Mississauga, Ont., native has shown that she has been able to deal with each challenge as it comes.

"My goal was only to qualify and maybe get a couple of rounds in but now I've beaten a couple of top players", she said. Starting off the new tennis season, Andreescu has made diversifying her game a priority.

"I believe anything is possible", said Andreescu, after her win, "and tonight I did the impossible".

Andreescu will face Taiwan's Su-Wei Hsieh, who dispatched Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain 6-3 6-2 in the last of the quarter-finals.

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.




Anisimova, ranked 96th in the world and the youngest player in the top 100, never dropped a game against the Czech veteran and cashed in on all three break points that went her way.

And while one Canadian crashed out of the tournament in the quarter-finals, there was another who continued her giant-killing spree with a win over the sixth seeded Venus Williams. Andreescu had to earn her way into the ASB Classic by winning the qualifiers.

"I think this was one of the toughest matches I've ever played and probably the toughest here in Auckland, " Goerges said.

Meanwhile, Germany's Julia Goerges came back from a set down on Friday to beat Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., for a spot in the tournament semifinals.

Bianca Andreescu took down the legendary Venus Williams; her second major upset in two days.

"I guess Auckland brings out the best in me".

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