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Teenager Andreescu stuns Kerber to win Indian Wells title

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Bianca Andreescu of Canada reacts to defeating Angelique Kerber of Germany during their women's singles final match at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 17, 2019 in Indian Wells, California.

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ByReuters
17/03/2019 at 22:51 | Updated 17/03/2019 at 23:13

Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu stunned eighth-seeded Angelique Kerber 6-4 3-6 6-4 to win the BNP Paribas Open and capture her first career title in Indian Wells on Sunday.

Andreescu overcame a troublesome right shoulder and used creative and aggressive shotmaking to defeat the German on a hot and sunny day in the Southern California desert.

Bianca Andreescu of Canada shakes hands at the net after her three set victory against Angelique Kerber of Germany in the womens final on day fourteen of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 17, 2019 in Indian Wells, California.

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The 18-year-old dropped her racket and fell on her back when Kerber hit a backhand into the net to deliver the tournament wildcard the biggest win of her young career.

With the win, Andreescu, who was ranked 152 at the end of last season, is expected to reach the WTA top 30.

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