Canada’s Bianca Andreescu is one victory away from earning her first WTA Tour title since winning the US Open title over 18 months ago.
The 20-year-old from Mississauga, Ont., will face top-ranked Ash Barty of Australia in this afternoon’s final at the Miami Open.
The ninth-ranked Andreescu has been pushed hard this week. Her semifinal victory on Thursday night was her fourth straight three-set match.
Barty, the 24-year-old defending champion, lost only six games in her semifinal win.
Andreescu and Barty have never played each other on the WTA Tour.
The winner of the WTA 1000 tournament – one level below a Grand Slam – will earn US$300,110 of the $3.26-million total purse. The finalist will pocket $165,000.
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