Canadian Bianca Andreescu heading to ASB Classic finals

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Unseeded Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu beat third-seeded Su-wei Hsieh 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday to advance to the final of the ASB Classic against defending champion Julia Goerges.

After defeating Timea Babos, the Canadian qualifier stunned tournament top seed Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4 to seal the biggest win of her career.

Goerges came back from set down to win 2-6 7-5 6-2, stretching her unbeaten run in Auckland to 10 matches. [But] I used my experience and really went for it in the important moments.

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She took a bathroom break at the end of the set, seemingly to regroup or slow Andreescu's momentum.

"I think this was one of the toughest matches I've ever played and probably the toughest here in Auckland", Goerges said.

In an extremely one-sided contest, she went 4-0 up and converted the first set point with a ripping forehand victor. She broke Andreescu in the first, fifth and seventh games to clinch her seventh WTA Tour singles title.

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Goerges, the No. 2 seed from Germany, secured victory on her third championship point when her exhausted opponent netted a backhand after an hour and 45 minutes on court. "I don't know what to say right now because Bianca gave me a hard time today". In the sixth game Andreescu forced three set points, converting the first with a ripping forehand victor pulled down the baseline past the exasperated German, who only landed 41 per cent of first serves in the first set. But once again, Andreescu pulled out an upset, this time by a 6-7 (1), 6-1, 6-3 scoreline. Wozniacki is now the world No. 3 and the reigning Australian Open champion. She came from a set and a break down against Eugenie Bouchard in the quarter-final, also saving a match point, in horribly windy conditions. But the second set took twice as long as Kuzmova found the 30-year-old German's weak spot. The Canadian-American duo will fight for what would their first doubles title both separately and as a team on Sunday in Auckland.

The US$250,000 WTA Tour event is a warmup for the first Grand Slam of the season.

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