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SportsAndreescu jumps 45 spots in world rankings

18:20  07 january  2019
18:20  07 january  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Canada's Bianca Andreescu jumped 45 positions to a career-high No. 107 in the world rankings Monday after her surprising run to the Seeded fourth in qualifying, Andreescu 's recent ranking was not high enough for direct entry. There are 16 qualifier spots up for grabs in the 128-player main draw.

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Andreescu jumps 45 spots in world rankings© Provided by thecanadianpress.com Bianca Andreescu of Canada plays a shot against Germany's Julia Goerges during the singles final of the ASB Classic tennis tournament in Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019. Andreescu jumped 45 positions to a career-high No. 107 in the world rankings Monday after her surprising run to the final at the ASB Classic. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris Symes

Canada's Bianca Andreescu jumped 45 positions to a career-high No. 107 in the world rankings Monday after her surprising run to the final at the ASB Classic.

The 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., stunned former world No. 1s Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark and American Venus Williams en route to her first appearance in a WTA Tour final on Sunday in Auckland, New Zealand.

Canadian teen stuns Wozniacki

Canadian teen stuns Wozniacki AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu has recorded a massive tennis upset. The 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., stunned world No. 3 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-4, 6-4 in the second round of the ASB Classic on Thursday. After delivering a forehand, crosscourt winner out of the reach of the top-seeded Wozniacki on match point, an emotional Andreescu bent down and put her hands over her head as she received a huge ovation from the crowd in the aftermath of a two hour 14 minute match. Andreescu, who had to qualify just to make the season-opening tournament, is ranked No. 152 in the world. "Honestly, I can't believe it right now.

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Andreescu should be brimming with confidence after stunning former world No. 1s Caroline Wozniacki of Andreescu 's recent ranking was not high enough for direct entry. Andreescu won a pair of tournaments But the ranking is coming for sure. But it will not be easy to make the final every week."

Andreescu, who won three qualifying matches to enter the main draw, dropped a three-set decision to 14th-ranked Julia Goerges of Germany in the championship match.

The US$250,000 tournament is a warmup event for the Australian Open. Qualifying play at the first Grand Slam of the season begins Tuesday.

Andreescu, seeded fourth in the 128-player qualifying draw, will open against world No. 181 Katie Swan of Britain.

Two other Canadians will play in the women's qualifying draw this week. Rebecca Marino of Vancouver will meet American Caroline Dolehide and Toronto's Katherine Sebov faces Jessika Ponchet of France.

In men's play, No. 2 qualifying seed Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal will open against Belgium's Arthur De Greef.

Andreescu brings back memories of Canuck upsets

Andreescu brings back memories of Canuck upsets Bianca Andreescu is the latest Canadian tennis player to pull off a stunning upset. The 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., ranked No. 152 in the world, downed No. 3 Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6-4, 6-4 on Thursday at the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand. Here's a look at previous unexpected victories by Canadians: Helen Kelesi beats Helena Sukova, 1985, Virginia Slims Central New York, Monticello, N.Y. As a 15-year-old, Kelesi qualified for the New York tournament before downing three seeded players in a row, capped by a 7-6 (3), 7-6 (8) triumph over then-world No. 7 Sukova in the semis. Nicknamed "Hurricane Helen," Kelesi reached a career-high ranking of No.

She jumped 45 spots in a single week. Sports fans will recall the rapid rise of Canada’s Denis Shapovalov in 2017, who started the year ranked Andreescu was born in Canada to Romanian parents, and was back and forth between the two countries quite a bit as a child for her mother’s work.

Bianca Vanessa Andreescu (born June 16, 2000) is a Canadian professional tennis player. She reached a career-high singles ranking of No. 22 on May 20, 2019

Tenth-seeded Peter Polansky of Thornhill, Ont., will play American Ernesto Escobedo and Brayden Schnur of Pickering, Ont., meets Poland's Kamil Majchrzak.

Eugenie Bouchard is the top Canadian on the new WTA Tour rankings list at No. 79. The 24-year-old from Westmount, Que., rose eight positions after reaching the quarterfinals at the ASB Classic.

Romania's Simona Halep remained No. 1 in an unchanged top three that includes Germany's Angelique Kerber and Wozniacki.

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., is the top Canadian at No. 17 on the ATP list. Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., is No. 27 and Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil is No. 71. Pospisil won't play in the Australian Open because of a back injury.

Shapovalov, meanwhile, lost his first match of 2019 on Monday, falling 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Joao Sousa of Portugal.

The top three includes Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Spain's Rafael Nadal and Switzerland's Roger Federer.

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