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Andreescu, 18, will play in her second final of 2019, and she aims to become the youngest victor at Indian Wells since 17-year-old Serena Williams claimed the title back in 1999. "She's a great player and I know I'll have to play my best tennis".

Canadian wildcard Bianca Andreescu claimed another shock win as she defeated world number six Elina Svitolina to advance to the final of the BNP Paribas Open.

Andreescu missed a match-point opportunity on Svitolina's serve, but then won the next game to finish it in dramatic fashion, fighting off three break points.

Leading 4-3 in the third set against Svitolina, Andreescu found herself down 0-40 before winning five points in a row for a huge hold.

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"Today, I believed in myself playing against these top players".

"I was trying to focus only on my side of the court".

Standing in her way is Kerber, the 31-year-old German who is the former world No. 1 and entered the tournament ranked eighth.

Elina kicked off the match in the best possible way, breaking Bianca twice to open a 3-0 lead before the youngster found her range, rattling off four straight games to move 4-3 up with a backhand crosscourt victor in the seventh game. "I just tried to play consistent, be aggressive when I had the first chance". Bencic hopes to make her second final appearance of the year and her ninth final appearance of her career.

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Andreescu will play the victor of the second semifinal between No. 23 seed Belinda Bencic of Switzerland and No. 8 seed Angelique Kerber of Germany in Sunday's final.

The 18-year-old's run is reminiscent of Naomi Osaka's path to last year's title.

Andreescu kept up the momentum in the decider, however, saving nine out of 10 break points and wrapped up the win after two hours and 12 minutes. Kerber held to force the tiebreaker, which she dominated. Until Kerber stopped her, Williams had won four matches in a row for the first time since previous year in the desert. Breaking the Canadian on her opening two service games, the sixth-seed looked to have taken control of the first set.

Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., advanced to the women's semis on Wednesday.

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