14 Mar 2019
Indian Wells: Federer, Nadal march ahead, Muguruza stunned
The veteran Swiss ace was joined by Spaniard Rafael Nadal, who overcame Filip Krajinovic.
In the women's section, Spaniard Garbine Muguruza was stunned by Canada's Bianca Andreescu in the last eight.
Here is the summary of key results.
Federer continues to produce substance
Federer, who recently won his career 100th ATP title, is on the hunt to pocket his sixth honor in California.
He beat Edmund 6-1, 6-4 and is yet to drop a set in the tournament.
Federer saved all seven break points and won 79% of first-serve points.
"He's got everything in the game, it's just a matter of keeping improving," Federer said of Edmund.
Second seed Nadal convinces with win
Second seed Nadal also reached the last eight with a convincing 6-3, 6-4 victory against Krajinovic.
The Spaniard will face Karen Khachanov next.
Russia's Karen enjoyed a solid 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) win over American John Isner.
Hubert Hurkacz saw off 24th seed Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-3 and will face Federer.
Gael Monfils and Dominic Thiem will fight in the quarters on Friday.
Bianca Andreescu stuns Muguruza in straight sets
Canada's Bianca Andreescu continued her dream form and thrashed former world number one Muguruza 6-0, 6-1 in just 52 minutes.
The 18-year-old teen reached her third semi-final of the year.
Bianca has won a staggering 26 of 29 matches in 2019.
This will help her climb inside the top 40 of the WTA rankings next week.
She was 152nd at the start of 2019.
Elina Svitolina's determination helps her move forward
Andreescu will take on sixth seed Elina Svitolina in the semi-finals.
The Ukrainian star beat Czech Marketa Vondrousova 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in three sets.
Her determination paid off in the end.
"Not every day you play your best game, you just have to stay strong and stay calm and fight for every ball," Svitolina said post her victory.
Venus, Pliskova in action next
Veteran Venus Williams will take on Angelique Kerber in the quarters on Friday 5:30 AM IST. Karolina Pliskova will face Belinda Bencic in the remaining quarter-final draw later tonight at 11:30 PM IST.
- BNP Paribas Open
- Bnp Paribas Open 2019
- Elina Svitolina
- Indian Wells
- Indian Wells 2019
- Rafael Nadal
- Roger Federer
- American John Isner
- Angelique Kerber
- Belinda Bencic
- Bianca Andreescu
- Briton Kyle Edmund
- Czech Marketa Vondrousova 4-6
- Denis Shapovalov
- Denis Shapovalov 7-6
- Dominic Thiem
- Filip Krajinovic
- Five-time BNP Paribas Open
- Gael Monfils
- Garbine Muguruza
- Hubert Hurkacz
- John Isner
- Karen Khachanov
- Karolina Pliskova
- Kyle Edmund
- Marketa Vondrousova
- Muguruza 6-0
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- Spaniard Garbine Muguruza
- Spaniard Rafael Nadal
- Venus Williams
- Veteran Venus Williams