Canadians Andreescu, Shapovalov notch upsets at Indian Wells

Bianca Andreescu in action against Garbine Muguruza during their women’s singles quarter final match on day ten of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden

Marketa Vondrousova, a 19-year-old Czech left-hander, was slated to face No. 6 seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in a quarter-final match Wednesday night, with the victor drawing Andreescu.

Ranked 152nd in the world at the end of a year ago, Andreescu is up to 60th and rising.

The Chinese No.1 would twice come through tight holds with strong serving to keep the deficit to a single break, and found accuracy in her defensive lobs that was missing from her offensive groundstrokes.

The 18-year-old Canadian defeated the two-time Grand Slam victor 6-0, 6-1, to be one of the last four women standing in the tournament.

In the semifinal, will face No. 6 seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine after she defeated 19-year-old left-hander Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

The 2019 season is young, as is her professional tennis career, but few players on the women's tour are attracting as much attention as the 18-year-old Canadian.

"It's been a really positive time for Canadian tennis", Raonic said, "and it's been a real inspiration and joy for me to see the progress".

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Andreescu ended 2018 ranked 178th in the world. "I'm just gonna study their match and then hopefully have another good day on Friday".

Bencic, 22, stunned world No. 1 Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-1 in the fourth round, bringing the Japanese star's first WTA title defense to an abrupt end. "Also the slices, the angles, everything that I like to do worked well today". "It happened a little faster than I expected, but I knew it would happen". First thing I do is I meditate. "I feel like a lot of people work on the physical part of things, but I think the mental part is the most important because it controls your whole body, right?"

Andreescu has been stretched to three sets just once, in the first round.

"I'm going to get a ticket because this is just nice", he said, joking about buying a lottery ticket. "I'm beyond grateful. And today I think I just played my best tennis - one of the best matches I've ever played", Andreescu said during her on-court interview after the victory. "I have a good team around me that help me stay grounded". "I'm happy for her". And now Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime have each other. "This year all the wins have definitely given me confidence".

No. 5 women's double seeds Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa and Yifan Xu of China were scheduled to play a quarterfinal against Darija Jurak of Croatia and Raluca Olaru of Romania later Tuesday.

Next week, Andreescu, Shapovalov and Raonic will head to the Miami Open, another major tournament.

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