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Canadian teen Andreescu beats Venus Williams in latest tennis upset

The 18-year-old from Mississauga, downed the legendary Venus Williams in a quarterfinal at the ASB Classic
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Bianca Andreescu of Canada returns to Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine during their Fed Cup tennis match in Montreal, Saturday, April 21, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Canadian teen Bianca Andreescu has recorded her second stunning tennis upset in as many days.

The 18-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., downed the legendary Venus Williams 6-7 (1), 6-1, 6-3 in a quarterfinal on Friday at the ASB Classic.

Ranked No. 152 in the world, Andreescu beat the third-ranked and former world No. 1 Carolina Wozniacki on Thursday before taking out No. 38 Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion and a former world No. 1.

Andreescu won 11 straight games against Williams after losing the first set and falling behind 1-0 in the second set.

``I believe that anything is possible and tonight I think I did the impossible,'' Andreescu said in an on-court interview after the match. ``I don't even know what to say. It's just such an amazing feeling.''

Meanwhile, Germany's Julia Goerges came back from a set down on Friday to beat Eugenie Bouchard of Westmount, Que., for a spot in the tournament semifinals.

The 14th-ranked Goerges downed the 87th-ranked Canadian 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6).

Goerges is seeded No. 2 and was last year's champion. She fired seven aces to take the two-hour-28-minute marathon.

The US$250,000 WTA Tour event is a warmup for the Australian Open.




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