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Swiatek, Murray advance to third spherical at Indian Wells

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Swiatek, Murray advance to 3rd round at Indian Wells

Iga Swiatek routed Twenty fifth-seeded Veronika Kudermetova 6-1, 6-0 on Sunday to achieve the third spherical of the BNP Paribas Open. Andy Murray needed to work rather a lot tougher to get there.
Swiatek has dropped simply 5 video games in two matches throughout her first go to to the mixed ATP and WTA tour occasion. She wanted simply 54 minutes to get by Kudermetova on the primary anniversary of the Polish participant profitable the French Open.
Swiatek, seeded second, gained 28 of her 33 service factors, hit 19 winners and made simply seven unforced errors.
“I was just feeling pretty confident,” she mentioned. “But basically, I wanted to make a gift for my psychologist because usually when I lose there is some drama, so let’s just say she has the day off today.”
Two-time main champion Murray beat 18-year-old Carlos Alcarez 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 to achieve the third spherical for the primary time since 2016. The 34-year-old Scotsman acquired into the event as a wild card. Alcarez hit 36 winners to 18 for Murray.
“I felt like in the second set he played maybe better,” Murray mentioned. “First set I felt like I had more of the opportunities but didn’t get it so yeah, happy with the way I fought. He’s a top-drawer young player.”
U.S. Open runner-up Leyla Fernandez performed an evening match.
Aliaksandra Sasnovich continued her roll, beating Eleventh-seeded and 2015 winner Simona Halep 7-5, 6-4. It was Sasnovich’s second straight upset of a former main champion. She took out U.S. Open winner Emma Raducanu in her second match at Indian Wells. Sasnovich has gained three straight main-draw matches for the primary time since 2019.
Also advancing was No. 4 Elina Svitolina, who beat Thirty second-seeded Sorana Cirstea 4-6, 6-4 7-6 (3). Americans Shelby Rogers and Jessica Pegula superior to the spherical of 16 with straight-set wins.
Also on the boys’s aspect, No. 5 seed Matteo Berrettini defeated Alejandro Tabilbo 6-5, 7-5 in his opening match. He’ll subsequent face Thirty first-seeded Taylor Fritz, who beat Brandon Nakashima 6-3, 6-4 in an all-American match-up.
Berrettini, who owns two titles this yr, gained for the primary time in his third look at Indian Wells.
“I love the conditions here, the place, it’s amazing,” he mentioned. “I didn’t know Alejandro that well. He played three matches here so he was feeling confident. He believed that he could win and I felt it, so it was even tougher to beat him.”
No. 7 Felix Auger-Aliassime misplaced to Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-4, 6-2.
No. 10 Jannik Sinner, who gained the title in Sofia final week, beat John Millman 6-2, 6-2. No. 14 Gaels Monfils defeated Gianluca Mager 6-4, 6-2.
Kevin Anderson edged Seventeenth-seeded Lorenzo Sonego 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3).