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12 Mar 2019

Indian Wells: Osaka, Venus surge ahead, Zverev ousted

Indian Wells: Here's the summary of key results

Defending champion and world number one Naomi Osaka has continued her march in the BNP Paribas Open.

She rolled past Danielle Collins 6-4, 6-2 in the third round.

Veteran Venus Williams fought valiantly in the second set to down qualifier Christina McHale.

Meanwhile, in the men's section, Alaxander Zverev was ousted by Jan-Lennard Struff.

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Indian Wells: Here's the summary of key results
Osaka too strong for Collins

Osaka vs Collins

Osaka too strong for Collins

Osaka was strong for Collins, who struggled with her serve throughout the match.

Collins committed seven double faults and she didn't get the intensity required.

Meanwhile, Osaka won 70 percent of her first-serve points.

"My mindset was just to keep trying to get my feet moving and stay pumped up and positive.," said the two-time Grand Slam winner.

Venus

Vintage Venus playing some breathtaking tennis

Venus sealed a commanding 6-2, 7-5 victory over McHale.

At 38 years of age, Venus is playing some breathtaking tennis.

She is eyeing her 50th career WTA Tour title and a maiden Indian Wells tournament.

"I don't really play that often, so when I do, I need to play well. It's extra motivation for me to play just a little bit better," said Venus.

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Other crucial results in women's singles

Fifth seed Karolina Pliskova eased past Belgian qualifier Ysaline Bonaventure with a 6-3, 6-2 victory. In other crucial results, Germany's Angelique Kerber outlasted qualifier Natalia Vikhlyansteva 3-6, 6-1, 6-3. Number nine seed Aryna Sabalenka beat Lesia Tsurenko 6-2, 7-5.

I've been sick for a week, claims Zverev after loss

Zverev

I've been sick for a week, claims Zverev after loss

Men's third seed Zverev was stunned by his countryman Struff, who is ranked 55 in the world.

Struff sealed the proceedings with 6-3, 6-1 victory.

Zverev was playing only his third tournament of the year.

"I've been sick for a week. That hasn't changed, unfortunately. I think I just got unlucky, I got a virus somewhere and that's how it is," said the German.

Men's singles

Struff to face Raonic, Djokovic sees his match suspended

Struff will take on Canadian Milos Raonic, who rallied from being 4-1 down in the third set to beat Marcos Giron 4-6, 6-4, 6-4.

Novak Djokovic saw his match against Philipp Kohlschreiber get suspended after only a solitary game completed, with rain sweeping across the California desert.

The winner will face Gael Monfils, who strolled past Albert Ramos Vinolas 6-0, 6-3.

Federer to face Wawrinka in a blockbuster tie

Federer vs Wawrinka

Federer to face Wawrinka in a blockbuster tie

Roger Federer will face fellow Swiss ace Stan Wawrinka.

They have played each other 24 times and Federer has a stunning record of 21 victories.

The match will be held at 6:30 AM IST on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Rafa Nadal will face Diego Schwartzman later tonight.

The matches will be telecast live on the Sony Ten Network.

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Whom did Naomi Osaka beat in third round of the BNP Paribas Open?

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Naomi Osaka beat Danielle Collins in third round of the BNP Paribas Open.

By what margin did Venus Williams win her tie?

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Venus Williams beat Christina McHale 6-2, 7-5.

When is Roger Federer's match against Stan Wawrinka?

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Federer and Wawrinka face each other at 6:30 AM IST on Wednesday.

Which player stunned Alexander Zverev?

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Jan-Lennard Struff stunned Germany's Alexander Zverev.

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