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Indian Wells Masters 1000 - Day 3 Review

Aryaman Sood
Modified 09 Mar 2014, 01:41 IST

Victoria Azarenka of Belarus talks to her coach after losing the first set to Lauren Davis during the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 7, 2014 in Indian Wells, California.

The women began 2nd round action as Victoria Azarenka was shocked by American Lauren Davis, going down 0-6, 6-7. Vika struggled with a foot injury which leaves her a doubt for Miami. Davis impressed and now plays fellow American (albeit, of Ukrainian descent) Varvara Lepchenko who defeated Daniela Hantuchova 6-3, 6-2.

Frenchwoman Alize Cornet defeated Spaniard Silvia Soler in three sets, clearing one of her Spanish double-header as she gears up to now face Carla Suarez Navarro who, coincidentally beat another Frenchwoman in Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 6-3.

No 18 seed, Canadian ‘Genie’ Bouchard defeated China’s Shuai Peng 6-2, 6-2 in emphatic fashion. Her next opponent is veteran Italian Sara Errani who smashed past another Canadian, qualifier Sharon Finchman 6-1, 6-1.

Serb seventh-seed Jelena Jankovic overcame Austrian Yvonne Meusberger 6-3, 6-1 in a simple match. She progresses to the 3rd round and now faces Magdalena Rybarikova who defeated American wildcard Shelby Rogers 6-4, 6-3.

German Annika Beck overcame 30th seed Russian Elena Vesnina in a see-saw battle 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. She now takes on second seed Agniezska Radwanska who defeated young Brit Heather Watson 6-4, 6-3.

Dane Caroline Wozniaki defeated Serbian Bojana Jovanovski 6-1, 6-3 and now the former world no.1 takes on Kazakh Yaroslava Shvedova who upset Estonian 24th seed Kaia Kanepi 6-3, 6-2 in straight sets.

Russian 26th seed Lucie Safarova defeated Belgian Yanina Wickmayer 6-3, 6-4 to set up a match against the in-form Simona Halep who overcame Japanese Kurumi Nara 6-2,6-2.

Italian Roberta Vinci defeated American Madison Keys 6-3, 6-3 and progresses to take on Aussie qualifier Casey Dellacqua who upset Belgian no. 19 seed Kirsten Flipkens.



The men completed the line-up for round 2 action as all 1st round matches were completed.

Russian Teymuraz Gabashivili defeated Nicolas Mahut 6-2, 7-5 to set up a clash with 8th seeded Frenchman Richard Gasquet. Argentine clay-courter Horacio Zeballos defeated American wild-card Rajeev Ram to set up a clash with 30th seed Fernando Verdasco. Chinese Taipei’s Yen-Hsun Lu beat Tobias Kamke and now plays German Phillip Kohlschreiber.

Russian veteran Nikolay Davydenko battled past Belgium’s lucky-loser David Goffin 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 and now plays American John Isner. Meanwhile, Dutchman Robin Haase advanced after beating John Patrick-Smith and now takes on ‘Baby Fed’ Grigor Dimitrov. Portuguese Joao Sousa beat Alexandr Nedvyaessov and now plays Latvian ‘Ernie’ Gulbis.

Jarko Nieminen beat Daniel Brands 4-6. 6-2, 6-2 and now plays another German in 25th seed Florian Mayer. Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut defeated Steve Johnson and now plays Czech Tomas Berdych. Spaniard Feliciano Lopez defeated  Israeli Dudi Sela 7-5 6-3 and now plays Juan Martin Del Potro.

Kazakh Mikhael Kukushkin defeated Samuel Groth to set up a clash with Vasek Pospisil. Giles Simon meanwhile plays Dominic Thiem (who took a set off Murray in Acapulco). Jo Wilfred Tsonga plays fellow Frenchman Julien Benneteau who beat Daniel Munoz De-Lava. Aussie Marinko Matosevic defeated Bradley Kahn and now plays Spaniard Tommy Robredo.

Pablo Carreno-Busta lost to Paulo Lorenzi who now plays Marin Cilic. Alejandro Gonzales defeated Adrian Mannarino 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 and now plays Croat Ivan Dodig. Romanian Victor Hanescu beat French qualifier Stephane Robert 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 and now plays Novak Djokovic.

Published 09 Mar 2014, 01:41 IST
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