Indian Wells | Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski wins easily

(INDIAN WELLS) Canada’s Gabriella Dabrowski and fellow Brazilian Luisa Stefani easily defeated Asia Muhammad and Anna Danielina 6-1 6-3 on Sunday in the first round of the women’s doubles in Indian Wells.

Dabrowski and Stephanie were particularly effective in the 61-minute encounter, completing five of their seven break opportunities.

They also win 74.2% of their first serve points.

Meanwhile, Mohamed and Danilina double-faulted four times and won just 58.1% of their first-ball kicks. The two players converted only one break chance.

Later on Sunday, Canadians Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov will take on Cameron Norrie and Lucas Midler in the second round of men’s doubles.

Chilean qualifier Christian Garin caused a huge upset in the men’s draw, knocking out third seed Norwegian Casper Ruud in straight sets 6-4, 7-6 (2), in the third round.

Garen, 97H In the world, he notched up 39 match winners while Rudd kicked just 15 goals as well as making 29 unforced errors in the nearly two-hour match.

The 26-year-old Garin improved his career record to 3-1 against Rudd, a two-time Grand Slam finalist. The Chilean will now face the winner of the duel between Karen Khachanov (No. 13) and Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (No. 23).

German Alexander Zverev, who missed the second half of the 2022 season after suffering a tear in three ligaments in his right ankle at Roland Garros, defeated Finn Emil Rossovori 7-5, 1-6, 7-5. He will face Daniil Medvedev (No. 5).

On the women’s side, American Jessica Pegula (No. 3) came from behind for the second match in a row, winning 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 over Anastasia Potapova (No. 26).

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Pegula, the highest-ranked American in the tournament, is now waiting for the winner of the match between Petra Kvitova and Jelena Ostapenko.

Greece defeated Maria Sakkari (No. 7) Anhelina Kalinina (No. 27) 3-6, 6-2, 6-4. Sakkari, who reached the final last year, advanced to the fourth round for the third time in five career appearances in this tournament. She will do battle with Karolina Pliskova or Veronika Kudermitova.

In the end, Switzerland’s Jill Teichmann advanced to the next round with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 victory over Sweden’s Rebecca Peterson. She reached the fourth round of the tournament for the first time in her career.

Cameron Norrie gets scared but takes the lead in the 8th minuteH

PHOTO BRUNA PRADO, associated press

Britain’s Cameron Norrie

Cameron Norrie, 12H World and event winner in 2021, lead in 8H The final after winning 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, 6-2 the Japanese Taro Daniel (103H).

The 27-year-old British left-hander came a long way, trailing one set to zero and 4-1 in the second, before coming back strong. Until then, Daniel had been the most consistent, conceding fewer unforced errors than his opponent, and thought he would execute the same shot as in 2018, when he won their first encounter, here in the California desert, at 1.any circular.

But Nuri is another player now and he is moving with a lot of confidence inherited from his recent results, convincing, because he is still on a title he won at the end of February in Rio de Janeiro, avenging Carlos Alcaraz who defeated him a week ago. In the final in Buenos Aires.

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Keeping going, he finally adjusted his game at the best time to catch up, winning 15 from 21 balls in the second set.

And in heat three, he went it alone to finish in 3:41.

Nuri will face Russia’s Andrey Rublev (7H) or France’s Ugo Humbert (77H) in the next turn.

Medvedev follows Nuri

Daniel Medvedev (6H world) also qualifies for 8H Indian Wells Masters 1000 final, knockout 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 Belarusian Ilya Ivashka (85H), Sunday in California.

The 27-year-old Russian will face Germany’s Alexander Zverev (14-year-old).HWinner by beating 7-5, 1-6, 7-5 of Finland’s Emil Rossovori (59).H).

This victory is the 16thH Running for Medvedev, a man in the form of the moment, who still has three titles won in Rotterdam, Doha and Dubai.

Favorite in the tournament with Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz (2H), started strong and finished with a bang, not without hitting a nasty patch in the second set, when Ivashka upped his game, at the same time the wind rose and the temperature dropped.

But the illusion did not last long. Medvedev, who blew his nose several times on his stool between matches, was fiercer in the third set and up in the end, winning after 1:45.

The 2021 US Open winner has shown fresh form and renewed confidence over the past few weeks, after a start to the year marked by an early elimination in 3H Australian Open Tour.

However, in Indian Wells he still had to prove himself, because he never managed to go above 8H from the final. In the face of Zverev, he will have the opportunity.

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