Iga Swiatek reached the third round at Indian Wells 2023. The defending champion and world number 1 easily beat American Claire Liu 6-0 6-1. In the third round, Iga will face the 2019 US Open champion, Bianca Andreescu. Swiatek, who won all of her first 11 games, said after the win: “Playing here again after the great result obtained last year is something new.
I had the goal before the start of the tournament, to increase my energy level a bit through some specific training because that’s the hardest thing to do when everything goes well.
. I was certainly very smart in apparently paving the way for myself.
Claire actually used that moment where I didn’t play as aggressively as I should have and it goes to show that if I hadn’t put on the field early on, the energy that I put into the match would have been complicated and not a little.
Therefore, I am quite happy that we were able to close the match quickly.»
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The other challenges of Indian Wells
Leylah Fernandez defeated 2021 NCAA Champion Emma Navarro 6-2 6-4 in straight sets.
Emma Raducanu defeated Magda Linette of Poland in straight sets. As for the men, Carlos Alcaraz defeated Thanasi Kokkinakis with a double 6-3, and now he will have Tallon Griekspoor in the third round. The Dutchman needed two tiebreakers to get past Argentina’s Guido Pella.
Taylor Fritz won the battle between the present and the future of American tennis, but the young Ben Shelton sold his life dearly. The 20-year-old from Atlanta played some great tennis for at least an hour before losing distance and being picked up by last year’s winner, who was able to weather the storm to accept a tough challenge.
His next rival is the Argentine Sebastián Báez, who had it easy with the Australian Rinky Hijikata. Holger Rune easily beats landlord Mackenzie McDonald, but for him it won’t be Miomir Kecmanovic, surprised by Stan Wawrinka’s infinite class.
Victory also for Andy Murray, for him there is no need to exaggerate with Radu Albot. The Fab Four will challenge Jack Draper, in a very important challenge for British tennis. Indian Wells: Alcaraz, Murray, Sinner and Day-4 Highlights A more painful victory than expected for Félix Auger-Aliassime, with the Canadian still not at 100% but he manages to handle Pedro Martínez, Francisco Cerundolo will appear ahead.
No problem instead for Hubert Hurkacz with Alexey Popyrin, with Tommy Paul waiting for him in the next game. Alex De Minaur and Borna Coric lose respectively with Marton Fucsovics and Alex Molcan, the two will meet in the third round.
Jannik Sinner defeated Richard Gasquet, while Lorenzo Musetti was defeated by Adrian Mannarino. Jannik Sinner had to confirm the great favors of the forecast on the field. In the end, the Italian suffers the right hand against the French expert Richard Gasquet and takes home his first success in the Indian Wells Master 1000 to immediately gain confidence and familiarity with the surface, facing the next more difficult commitments on paper. .
In fact, in the third round he will challenge the winner of the match between the Frenchman Adrian Mannarino and his compatriot Lorenzo Musetti.