Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu beats Venus Williams in stunning tennis upset

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After being broken in the opening game of the second set, Andreescu reeled off 11 straight games to take control of the match.

"Honestly, I can't believe it", said Andreescu who was near speechless at having beaten Wozniacki to set up a quarter-final against Venus Williams who progressed to the final eight with a 6-4, 6-3 win over fellow American Lauren Davis.

"I feel like right now I'm really confident in myself, and I feel like the off-season training that I've been doing is really paying off".

She blasted the 20-year-old Kuzmova off the court in the first set, with a number of winners and unreturnable serves.

A day later in the quarter-final, she knocked off a tennis legend, in Venus Williams (6-7, 6-1, 6-3).

Rain meant no matches were completed at the Shenzhen Open, with Veronika Kudermetova a set up against Vera Zvonareva and Sorana Cirstea 2-0 ahead in the first set of her clash with Alison Riske before play was suspended. "My goal was only to qualify and maybe get a couple of rounds in but now I beat a couple of top players so who knows?"

Against Wozniacki, Andreescu needed a medical time out at the start of the second set for her back injury but she still managed to chase down shots and win vital points.

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But that certainly couldn't be said of Andreescu, who's beat the No 1, 6 and 3 seeds in her past three matches and also come through the qualifying draw.

I tried to stay patient and aggressive.

Though Williams, 38, is not the player she used to be, beating her is still an unbelievable accomplishment for Andreescu. Andreescu had to earn her way into the ASB Classic by winning the qualifiers.

"Everybody deserves their spot in the final, so she has played some terrific tennis", Goerges said.

"This week I've been playing a lot of different types of game styles".

"I'm not focusing on my opponent, that's what I always say".

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