Vondroušová is the only Czech to advance to the last 16 at Indian Wells

Markéta Vondroušová is the only Czech tennis player to advance to the last 16 at Indian Wells. In the third round of the tournament, dubbed the fifth grand slam, she defeated world number five Anett Kontaveitová 3:6, 7:5, 7:6 and will face Veronika Kuděrmětová to advance to the quarter-finals.

Marie Bouzková released the Russian tennis player today with an ankle injury, Petra Kvitová also missed the match in the California desert.

In the third round, the Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev said goodbye to the tournament and after two weeks he will lose his number one place in the world. The highest seed lost to Frenchman Gaël Monfils 6:4, 3:6, 1:6 and will pass the first place in the rankings again to Novak Djokovic. A Serbian tennis player at Indian Wells will not play due to a lack of coronavirus vaccinations.

Vondroušová won the advance through Kontaveitová after nearly three hours of fighting. The 22-year-old from Sokolov forced a decisive set thanks to a better finish in the second. In the end, both opponents struggled to serve and made unforced errors. The Estonian was the first to hold serve and lead 4:2, but in the eighth marathon the Czech leveled again and the match reached a tie-break. In it, Vondroušová led 6: 2, but only during the fourth swordball did he manage to end the duel.

Thirty-two-year-old Kvitová, who in the previous duel beat Belarusian Alexander Sasnovičová after two and a half hours, played only the world number six game at the start. The two-time Wimbledon champion couldn’t count on his serve, racking up his own faults and not earning a gem from 3:3.

The first set was determined by the loss of the Czech national team’s serve in the eighth game. Soon, even though Kvitová had only two breakballs in the game and was able to equalize, only the skimpy Sakakari didn’t acknowledge the complication and in the second set he clearly controlled the events on the court.

Bouzková played Kuděrmětová very well and quickly took a 4:1 lead, but his opponent won five more games and the Czech also injured his ankle in the final game of the opening set. After treatment, he finished the set and early in the second set, he was again leading 2:0, but in the third game he decided to withdraw when he was served at 40:15.

Indian Wells Men’s and Women’s Tennis Tournament (Hard):

Men ($9,554,920 grant):

Single – Round 2: Paul (USA) – Zverev (3-DEU) 6:2, 4:6, 7:6 (7:2), Berrettini (6-It.) – Rune (DEN) 6:3, 4:6, 6: 4, Van de Zandschulp (NZL) – Auger-Aliassime (9-CAN) 7:6 (7:4), 6:7 (4:7), 6:3, Hurkacz (11-Pol.) – Otte (DEU ) 6:3, 3:6, 6:3, Schwartzman (14-Arg.) – Ruusuvuori (FIN) 5:7, 6:3, 6:3, Munar (Sp.) – Carreno (16-Šp.) 4:6, 6:4, 7:6 (7:4), Tiafoe (28-USA) – Nakashima (USA) 6:4, 6:4, De Minaur (29-Austr.) – Millman (Austr.) 7:6 (7:4), 6:3, Harris (30-JAR) – Bagnis (ARG) 6:3, 4:6, 6:3, Bublik (31-KAZ) – Murray (Brit.) 7: 6 (11:9), 6:3, Dimitrov (33-Bulh.) – Thompson (Austr.) 7:6 (7:3), 6:2.

Round 3: Monfils (26-FR.) – Medvedev (1-RUS) 4:6, 6:3, 6:1, Nadal (4-FR.) – Evans (27-United Kingdom) 7:5, 6:3, Alcaraz (19-Sp.) – Bautista (15-Sp.) 6:2, 6:0.

Women ($8,369,455 grant):

Single – Round 3: Vondroušová (30-CZ) – Kontaveitova (4-Est.) 3:6, 7:5, 7:6 (7:5), Sakkari (6-Greek) – Kvitová (27-CZ) 6:3, 6:0, Kuděrmětová (21-Rus.) – Bouzková (CZ) 6:4, 0:2 retired, wiateková (3-Pol.) – Tausonová (29-Dán.) 6:7 ​​(3:7), 6:2, 6:1, Kerberová (15-Nm. ) ) – Kasatkin (23-RUS) 6:2, 6:1, Halep (24-Rom.) – Gauff (16-USA) 6:3, 6:4, Saville (Austr.) – Mertens (20-Belg.) .) 6:3, 4:6, 6:3, Key (25-USA) – Riske (USA) 7:6 (7:4), 6:1, Cirstea (26-Rom.) – Kalinska (Rus. ) 5:7, 6:1, 6:0, Dart (United Kingdom) – Kanepi (EST) 7:6 (7:4), 6:3

Doubles – Round 2: Bouzková, Hradecka (CZE) – Krawczyková, Schuursová (6-US / Niz.) 6:4, 6:4

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