Bianca Andreescu plays a forehand against Angelique Kerber during their women's singles final on day fourteen of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells.   Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP
Bianca Andreescu plays a forehand against Angelique Kerber during their women's singles final on day fourteen of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFP

Indian Wells: Canadian sensation Bianca Andreescu became the first wild card to win the WTA title at Indian Wells on Sunday with a gritty 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victory over Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber.

Andreescu, 18, shook off fatigue to topple the eighth-ranked German, who hasn’t won a title since she beat Serena Williams in last year’s Wimbledon final for her third Grand Slam crown.

Ranked 60th coming into the tournament, Andreescu will rise to 24th in the world with her first WTA title.

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