Miami Open: Federer advances, Halep downs in-form VenusLast updated on Mar 26, 2019, 12:03 pm
Swiss ace Roger Federer dispatched Filip Krajinovic 7-5, 6-3 to reach the fourth round of the Miami Open.
The veteran improved his career tally to 52-14 at the Miami Open.
Meanwhile, Simona Halep stayed in the hunt for the world number one ranking after beating an in-form Venus Williams in straight sets.
Halep to meet China's Wang Qiang in the quarters
Halep got the better of Venus and made light work of her to book a place in the quarter-finals with a 6-3, 6-3 win.
Halep is three wins away from reclaiming the world number one ranking.
She will meet China's Wang Qiang next. Qiang beat Wang Yafan 7-5, 6-4.
"I was pretty strong with my serve and knew where to bother her," said Halep.
Bianca Andreescu forced to withdraw, Kvitova advances
Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu, who won the Indian Wells title, was forced to withdraw with a shoulder injury.
Andreescu was 1-6, 0-2 down before she retired.
Anett Kontaveit progressed at her expense and will meet Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei.
Hsieh Su-Wei dished out a 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 win over Caroline Wozniacki.
Petra Kvitova booked her place in the last eight.
She beat Caroline Garcia 6-3, 6-3.
Federer wary of Daniil Medvedev threat
Federer has admitted that he will be up for a real test in the next round against an in-form Daniil Medvedev.
Medvedev won his match 7-6, 6-7, 7-6 against American Reilly Opelka.
Federer, who beat Medvedev twice in 2018 said, "He's clever how he plays the court because he can play it up and down, and he's unusual when he plays from back."
Other important results in men's singles
Grigor Dimitrov was beaten by world number 77 Jordan Thompson in straight sets. The Australian will meet 2018 Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson next. Anderson beat Portugal's Joao Sousa 6-4, 7-6 to make it through. Frances Tiafoe ended David Ferrer's run. He won 5-7, 6-3, 6-3.