A Davis Cup victory wasn’t the only doubles success Canadians had on Saturday.
At just 17 years of age, Bianca Andreescu and Carson Branstine advanced to their first career WTA doubles final at the National Bank Cup presented by IGA in Quebec City.
The teens continued their dream week at the WTA International Series event with a 7-6(4), 6-4 victory over Irina Falconi and Fanny Stollar in the semifinals, one day after knocking out the decorated Czech team of Lucie Hradecka and Barbora Krejcikova. In Sunday’s final, Andreescu and Branstine, who just turned 17 last weekend, will face the top-seeded pair of Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova who pushing to grab one of the final doubles spots for the WTA Finals in Singapore.
It’s amazing to think that Andreescu and Branstine, who have also won two junior Grand Slam doubles titles this season, met for the first time less than a year ago. They will be looking to become the first Canadians to capture a title in Quebec City. Here’s what they had to say about their run: