Teen Bianca Andreescu steamrolls Garbine Muguruza, faces Elina Svitolina next
The Bianca Andreescu juggernaut rolls on at the BNP Paribas Open after she demolished Garbine Muguruza in the quarter-finals.
The Canadian teenager was ruthless as she took just 52 minutes to brush aside the two-time Grand Slam winner 6-0, 6-1.
!⁰She defeats Muguruza 6-0, 6-1 pic.twitter.com/BWQSVtX013
— WTA (@WTA) March 13, 2019
It was one-way traffic from the start as the 18-year-old won the first nine games of the match before Muguruza got on the scoreboard, but that proved to be the only game the Spaniard won.
“I just went out there, went for it,” Andreescu, who will climb to inside the world top 40 after her excellent run in Indian Wells, said. “I didn’t focus on who was on the other side.
“It really helped me. I used my serve to my advantage. She didn’t serve so well today, so I took advantage that as well.”
Elina Svitolina stands between the Canadian and a first-ever final after the sixth seed beat Marketa Vondrousova.
Czech teen Vondrousova, who stunned world No 2 Simona Halep in the third round, looked like she would cause another upset as she won the opening set, but Svitolina eventually came out on top with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 win.
She outlasts Vondrousova, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4! pic.twitter.com/4p7kOUdZAj
— WTA (@WTA) March 14, 2019
“The key was today just fighting for every ball and just trying to put one extra ball at the net. It was not a perfect match for me, but I was fighting,” said Svitolina.
“I had to really stay in the match and try to put one extra ball. In the end, this is what brought me and what gave me the chance. I took it in the end to win the match.”
More from Tennis365:
Jack Draper beats Jannik Sinner at Queen’s to secure first ATP Tour singles win
Draper won two tie-breaks in a surprise 7-6 (6) 7-6 (2) victory.
Wimbledon still in discussions over crowd capacity and Covid-19 protocols
Discussions are continuing over whether Wimbledon can have a capacity of greater than 25 per cent.
Exclusive – Judy Murray on how the game’s ‘Big Four’ are still ahead of the pack
Murray believes the ‘Big Four’ in men’s tennis have displayed a drive and desire that has allowed them to stay ahead of the chasing pack.
‘Time for next generation’ – Judy Murray planning to step back from tennis roles
The Scot will be at Queen’s Club to support sons Andy and Jamie.
Andy Murray felt ‘a bit jealous’ watching Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal’s epic French Open semi-final
Murray faces France’s Benoit Paire on Tuesday at the Cinch Championships.
Andy Murray issues less than certain fitness report ahead of his return to action
Andy Murray set for singles return, but not 100%.
Exclusive – Greg Rusedski on the big question Andy Murray has to answer this week
Greg Rusedski believes Andy Murray has one big question to answer.
WATCH: Boy goes berserk after Novak Djokovic gifts racket to him as thanks for ‘coaching’ him during match
“He was coaching me, literally,” says Novak Djokovic.
‘I’ll keep on going. I’ll keep on chasing,’ says Novak Djokovic as he sets his sights on history
World No 1 will bid for a sixth title at the All England Club and third in a row.
‘People like her make you come alive’ – Stefanos Tsitsipas’ poignant tribute to his grandmother who died minutes before final
“This is entirely dedicated to her, and only her.”