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Indian Wells: Top-seeded Medvedev wins, Pliskova upset

Prime-seeded Daniil Medvedev beat Filip Krajinovic 6-2 7-6 (1) to achieve the spherical of 16 on a gusty on the BNP Paribas Open.

Karolina Plisova, the ladies’s prime seed, was upset by Beatriz Haddad Maia.

Medvedev, the U.S. Open champion, related on 70% of his first serves and fired 4 aces regardless of difficult climate circumstances.

Haddad Maia acquired into the primary draw as a fortunate loser. She misplaced within the ultimate spherical of qualifying and acquired in when No. 29 seed Nadia Podoroska withdrew with a thigh harm. Haddad Maia inherited Podoroska’s first-round bye after which beat Mayir Sherif within the second spherical.

Ranked one hundred and fifteenth, the Brazilian reached the spherical of 16 at a WTA 1000 occasion for the primary time.

On a windy day on the Indian Wells Tennis Backyard, Pliskova held serve to tie the second set 5-5, however she acquired damaged eight instances within the match. Haddad Maia held after which broke Pliskova within the ultimate recreation to wrap up her second profession win over a Prime-5 participant.

No 15 Coco Gauff misplaced to Twenty first-seeded Paula Badosa 6-2 6-2 in a match that was briefly suspended by rain on an evening of untamed climate within the desert.

No 10 Angelique Kerber defeated Twentieth-seeded Daria Kasatkina 6-2 1-6 6-4. No 12 Ons Jabeur beat Danielle Collins 6-1 6-3 for her Tour-leading forty sixth match win of the yr.

No 16 seed Bianca Andreescu, the 2019 champion, misplaced to 18th-seeded Anett Kontaveit 7-6 (5) 6-3.

On the lads’s aspect, No 6 Casper Ruud outlasted Lloyd Harris 6-7 (4) 6-4 6-4. No 8 Hubert Hurkacz and Tenth-seeded Diego Schwartzman superior. No 16 Reilly Opelka misplaced to Twenty third-ranked Grigor Dimitrov 6-3 6-4.

No 9 Denis Shapovalov was crushed by Nineteenth-seeded Aslan Karatsev 7-5 6-2.

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