T.O.’s lat­est ten­nis phe­nom rais­ing a racket af­ter big win

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On March 18, Cana­di­ans across the coun­try found them­selves sud­denly aware of a new teen ten­nis su­per­nova. Eigh­teen-year-old Bianca An­dreescu leaped up the Women’s Ten­nis As­so­ci­a­tion rank­ings 36 po­si­tions to 24th best in the world af­ter beat­ing out three-time Grand Slam win­ner An­gelique Kerber in the fi­nals of the In­dian Wells Pre­mier Manda­tory Event, one of the top tour­neys out­side of the four Grand Slams. The youngest champ since Ser­ena Wil­liams in In­dian Wells his­tory, An­dreescu also be­came the first wild­card player to to reach the fi­nals. At New­port Beach in Jan­uary, she passed Eu­ge­nie Bouchard as Canada’s top-ranked player. Not bad for some­one who started the sea­son at no. 152 in the rank­ings.

A ME­TE­ORIC RISE One year ago, An­dreescu had a WTA rank­ing of 198th in the world.

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