18-year-old beats Kerber in the final of Indian Wells
In the finals of the WTA tournament in Indian Wells, Angelique Kerber, Germany’s number one, got to
deal with 18-year-old Bianca Vanessa Andreescu from Canada on Sunday evening. The Kielerin had
beaten the tennis chick in three sets. The end of the game was spectacular.
Angelique Kerber has missed her first title since the Wimbledon triumph last year. The 31-year-old tennis
player from Kiel lost 4: 6, 6: 3, 4: 6 in the final of Indian Wells against Canadians Bianca Andreescu.
After 2:18 hours playing time, 18-year-old Andreescu converted her fourth match point. Despite the
defeat, Kerber will improve from eighth to fourth in the new world ranking list on Monday.
The world ranking-60. Andreescu had been given a wildcard for the tournament, defeating former
Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza of Spain and number six Ukrainian Jelina Switolina on her way
to the final. For the teenager, it’s the first title on the WTA tour ever.
In their 29th final and the first duel with Andreescu Kerber conceded in the first game of the first set a
break to 0: 1 and later also gave the first round. In the second, Kerber took off her opponent to the
impact play to 3: 1 and took advantage of the short weakness phase of their counterparty effectively. At
the beginning of the third set Andreescu took a medical break and was treated on the right elbow and on
the right shoulder.
Schüttler does not want to hear about the sun
Kerber managed the break to 3: 2, but immediately cashed the re-break to 3: 3. Andreescu took the lead
4: 3 and Kerber let their coach Rainer Schüttler come onto the pitch. “I can not see the ball, the sun is
shining,” she said. Shaker did not let that count. “That’s no shit now, look at the ball, concentrate on your
legs, do not let them impose your game, you dictate the match, you’re tired, believe in yourself, you can
At the score of 3: 5 Kerber actually fended off three match points and shortened to 4: 5. But little later,
Andreescu made the biggest success of their career so far.