Indian Wells: Iga Swiatek, Barbora Krejcikova, Elina Svitolina toppled in 4R


The remaining three highest seeds within the draw on the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells crashed out within the pre-quarter-finals on Tuesday. Jelena Ostapenko defeated the second-seeded Iga Swiatek, Paula Badosa took down third seed Barbora Krejcikova whereas Jessica Pegula ended the run of fourth seed, Elina Svitolina.

The Twenty fourth-seeded Ostapenko wanted an hour and 33 minutes to put up a 6-4, 6-3 win over the 2020 French Open titlist. Ostapenko, who gained the French Open in 2017, had 25 winners and 21 unforced errors. Whereas Swiatek took an early lead throughout each units, she was finally outplayed by the Latvian who broke again throughout every set to clinch the win in straight units.

Talking with the press after her win, Ostapenko shared, “I feel I performed very nicely. I did not give her any possibilities to play, as a result of I feel I used to be taking part in very aggressive and took the time away from her so she could not do a lot in opposition to me.

That was simply the plan for the sport, simply to play my sport and be aggressive, and I feel I did it fairly nicely in the present day”. Ostapenko will play Shelby Rogers within the quarter-finals. The unseeded American notched an upset of her win, ousting twenty third seed and US Open finalist, Leylah Fernandez, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6(4) in two hours and 34 minutes.

Indian Wells: Ons Jabeur’s milestone feat

Badosa, seeded twenty first within the draw, additionally wrapped up a straight-sets victory over the 2021 French Open champion. Badosa gained 6-1, 7-5 in an hour and 25 minutes, hitting 24 winners and 12 unforced errors.

The Czech, then again, had 20 winners and 28 unforced errors. The Spaniard will play tenth seed, Angelique Kerber, for an opportunity to make it to the semi-finals. The German gained 6-4, 6-1 in opposition to Ajla Tomljanovic of their round-of-16 conflict.

In the meantime, Pegula claimed a one-sided win over Svitolina, profitable 6-1, 6-1 in an hour and eight minutes. The American, the nineteenth seed within the event, had 19 winners and 14 unforced errors whereas the Ukrainian completed with 18 winners and 27 unforced errors.

Pegula will play twenty seventh seed Victoria Azarenka subsequent. Azarenka gained the Belarusian derby in opposition to Aliaksandra Sasnovich, 6-3, 6-4 after an hour and 31 minutes of play. Anett Kontaveit and Ons Jabeur accomplished the quarter-final line-up at Indian Wells.

The Estonian, seeded 18th, defeated Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-0, 6-2 of their fourth-round conflict. The Tunisian, seeded twelfth, gained in opposition to Russian Anna Kalinskaya 6-2, 6-2. Jabeur will debut within the top-10 of the WTA rankings on Monday, 18th October after her march to the quarters this week in California. In doing so, Jabeur will change into the primary participant from the Arabian area to interrupt into the top-10 of the rankings.

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