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The stars were out Sunday in Indian Wells, California, as early-round play continued in the BNP Paribas Open.
The females’s songs draw saw a set of top-five seeds (Iga Swiatek and Elina Svitolina) in action, while Leylah Fernandez faced her stiffest test given that ending up as runner-up in the U.S. Open.
On the guys’s side, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas wanted to make a strong impression after Novak Djokovic’s withdrawal opened the field a bit.
BNP Paribas Open
Men’s Singles Results
No. 3 Alexander Zverev def. Jenson Brooksby 6-4, 3-6, 6-1
No. 2 Stefanos Tsitsipas def. Pedro Martinez 6-2, 6-4
No. 5 Matteo Berrettini def. Alejandro Tabilo 6-4, 7-5
Albert Ramos-Vinolas def. No. 7 Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 6-2
No. 10 Jannik Sinner def. John Millman 6-2, 6-2
No. 12 Pablo Carreno Busta def. Emilio Gomez 6-1, 6-4
No. 13 Cristian Garin def. Ernesto Escobedo 7-5, 6-2
No. 14 Gael Monfils def. Gianluca Mager 6-4, 6-2
Kevin Anderson def. No. 17 Lorenzo Sonego 7-6( 7 ), 7-6( 3)
No. 22 Alex de Minaur def. Aleksandar Vukic 6-4, 7-5
No. 24 Karen Khachanov def. Emil Ruusuvuori 6-2, 7-5
No. 25 Fabio Fognini def. Jan-Lennard Struff 6-4, 4-6, 6-3
No. 29 Nikoloz Basilashvili def. Christopher Eubanks 6-4, 6-3
Andy Murray def. No. 30 Carlos Alcaraz 5-7, 6-3, 6-2
No. 31 Taylor Fritz def. Brandon Nakashima 6-3, 6-4
Women’s Singles Results
No. 2 Iga Swiatek def. No. 25 Veronika Kudermetova 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 Elina Svitolina def. No. 32 Sorana Cirstea 4-6, 6-4, 7-6( 3 )
No. 27 Victoria Azarenka def. No. 7 Petra Kvitova 7-5, 6-4
Aliaksandra Sasnovich def. No. 11 Simona Halep 7-5, 6-4
No. 19 Jessica Pegula def. Jasmine Paolini 6-4, 6-1
No. 24 Jelena Ostapenko def. Yulia Putintseva 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
Shelby Rogers def. Irina-Camelia Begu 6-0, 6-2
Zverev didn’t lose whenever versus Jenson Brooksby, making a service break in the very first video game of the match. That was the opening the No. 3 seed required to declare the set.
The 2nd set started in the exact same style, however Brooksby reacted in kind with a break of his own. He got on Zverev once again in the 6th video game to take a commanding 4-2 lead en path to connecting the match at one set each.
Zverev liquidated the triumph in less than a half-hour as he steamrolled Brooksby in the 3rd. 10 of his 12 aces was available in the last set as he declared all however 3 of his 19 service points.
With the outcome, the German gotten approved for the ATP Finals.
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” I’ve had my finest season up until now, and I am truly pleased to have actually certified,” he stated after the match. “I will be playing in Turin for the very first time, and I like completing in Italy in front of enthusiastic fans. I have actually had excellent lead to Italy and hope it will continue that method.”
Things came a little simpler for Tsitsipas versus Pedro Martinez.
Martinez dropped serve in a back-and-forth 2nd video game and could not climb up out of the early hole he dug for himself in the very first set.
The Spaniard broke Tsitsipas to get the 2nd set underway however was not able to keep his benefit as the French Open runner-up leveled things up in the 6th video game. Martinez was serving to survive down 4-5 and viewed as Tsitsipas required just 4 indicate protect the triumph.
Swiatek experienced little resistance from No. 25 Veronika Kudermetova. Kudermetova won an overall of 5 return points as the 2020 French Open champ was almost untouchable on serve.
Life wasn’t rather so simple for Svitolina as she went to 3 sets with Sorana Cirstea.
The very first set was a roller-coaster affair that saw the 2 gamers break serve on 5 events. The 6th video game reached 21 points prior to Cirstea transformed her seventh chance for a break.
The 2nd set was likewise competitive however didn’t have the exact same type of twists and turns. Svitolina went on 2-1 after breaking Cirstea’s serve and fended off 2 break-point possibilities for the Romanian to even things up.
Cirstea put herself in the motorist’s seat in the definitive set after increasing 4-2, however she instantly let Svitolina back into the match by dropping serve in the next video game. That set the phase for their tiebreaker, and the 2020 Olympic bronze medalist travelled to a win.
A BATTLE to the very end @ElinaSvitolina gets rid of a hard test from Cirstea, winning 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3) to move into the Round of 16! #BNPPO21 pic.twitter.com/O1mpWt5E5h
Elsewhere in the ladies’s draw, Petra Kvitova and Victoria Azarenka included another entry to their competition, conference for the very first time because the 2019 St. Petersburg Ladies’ Trophy. Kvitova left as the winner on that event, however it wasn’t to be for the two-time Wimbledon champ on Sunday.
Azarenka tape-recorded 9 aces and won 50 percent of her second-service points. Kvitova, on the other hand, devoted 7 double faults and declared just 37.1 percent of her points on 2nd serve.