Teenager Andreescu crushes Muguruza at Indian Wells

Bianca Andreescu plays a backhand against Garbine Muguruza during their women’s singles quarter final match on day ten of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells

Bianca Andreescu plays a backhand against Garbine Muguruza during their women’s singles quarter final match on day ten of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells

Bianca Andreescu, who was born in Canada from Romanian parents, started the year as No. 152 in the WTA ranking of the best women's tennis players in the world to reach No. 60 before Indian Wells.

Andreescu has grown familiar with victory of late with Wednesday's success her 26th win of the year, the most of any WTA player.

Just 24 hours ago, she was a new arrival into the top 50.

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.

Muguruza said the overall quality of Andreescu's game was just too much. 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.

If Andreescu can win that, she'd have an excellent chance of going from being a wild-card entry in Indian Wells to one of the 32 seeds at the Miami Open next week.

"I have watched them play many, many times". I take 15 minutes every morning just to get in tune with my body, my mind.

Interest shot up even more Wednesday when Andreescu steamrolled over Garbine Muguruza of Spain, ranked 20th in the world and the victor of two Grand Slam tournaments.

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Kerber leads 5-3 but the 38-year-old Venus has a 3-2 edge on hard courts. "Also the slices, the angles, everything that I like to do worked well today".

"I saw that score actually on a changeover in my match".

"It's incredible what I've achieved the last couple months and I think that's the best tennis, one of the best matches I've ever played", Andreescu said. "I have a good team around me that help me stay grounded".

For Raonic, who has reached at least the quarterfinals in his last five appearances in the desert, it was about improving on the things he felt he hadn't done well in a first-round loss to Struff in his last tournament, in Dubai. "I'm happy for her".

Andreescu's coach, Sylvain Bruneau, said her style of play contributed to Muguruza's frustration. And now Shapovalov and Auger-Aliassime have each other. "This year all the wins have definitely given me confidence".

Raonic will play lucky loser Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia in a Thursday quarter-final.

The Andreescu and Raonic matches finished nearly simultaneously, as their compatriot Shapovalov was still on court.

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