Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ontario delivered an outstanding victory over Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark, the third ranked player in the world in the second round of the ASB Classic in Auckland, New Zealand on Thursday. Andreescu shocked Wozniacki, the tournament’s number one seed and 2018 Australian Open champion 6-4, 6-4, to reach her second career grand slam quarterfinal on the WTA Tour.
Andreescu won 53% of the total points and broke Wozniacki once in each set. She previously reached the quarterfinals of the 2017 Citi Open in Washington where she shocked 13th seed Kristina Mladenovic of France 6-2, 6-3 in the second round. In beating Mladenovic, she was the first player born in 2000 to beat a top 20 player on the WTA Tour.
Interestingly, Andreescu was one of two Canadians to reach the quarterfinals in Auckland. Eugenie Bouchard of Montreal, Quebec beat Madison Brengle of the United States 6-3, 6-3 in the first round on Monday and Bibiane Schoofs of the Netherlands 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the second round on Wednesday before losing to Julia Gorges of Germany 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 on Thursday. Andreescu’s first round win was a 6-4, 7-6 victory over Timea Babos of Hungary on Tuesday.
In the quarterfinals, Andreescu will have her hands full again. That is because she will be facing Venus Williams of the United States, the sixth ranked seed and seven-time grand slam champion, on Friday.