Canadian tennis player, Bianca Andreescu, has won her first Women’s Tennis Association title in Indian Wells at the BNP Paribas Open.
Andreescu, an 18-year-old Ontario native, went into the tournament unseeded and went all the way to the final match against the eighth seeded Angelique Kerber from Germany.
“I’m the effing champion of the Indian Wells.”
Andreescu beat Kerber in their first match 6-4, lost in the second 3-6 and won the final 6-4 in their best of three series.
During her post match interview, Andreescu was overcome with excitement saying “I’m the effing champion of the Indian Wells. It’s crazy. Crazy is the word of the tournament for me. Just crazy.”
With the win, Andreescu became the first wild card player to win at the Indian Wells and the first Canadian to win a title in a WTA Premier Tournament. Her next major tournament begins today at the Miami Open.