Illustration photo – Czech tennis player Markéta Vondroušová, January 21, 2023.
Indian Wells (USA) – Tennis players Karolína Muchová and Markéta Vondroušová advanced to the round of 16 at the tournament in Indian Wells. In the 3rd round, Muchová defeated the twenty-third seeded Martina Trevisanová from Italy 6:4, 3:6, 6:4. In her first start in the Californian desert, she will compete with compatriot Markéta Vondroušová, who defeated world number four Uns Džábirová from Tunisia 7:6, 6:4, for a place in the quarterfinals.
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Muchová, whose career is often hampered by health problems, was not stopped this time even by problems with her left thigh muscle. She had her leg taped at 4:3 in the opening set and took the set to a winning end, despite facing six break points in the eighth game.
But she did not manage the end of the second set. She didn't even play a game from 3:3 and had to fight for advancement in the third set. In it, she was able to ward off all three of her opponent's break points, on the contrary, she used her chance and, just like in the first match between them at the recent tournament in Doha, she defeated the Italian. but in the end she beat Džabirová for the second time in the season. The former 14th ranked player followed up her triumph from the second round of the Australian Open.
Vondroušová, who is ranked 105th after last year's health problems, will play against Muchová, who is three years older, for the quarterfinals. She has won both previous matches with her on the WTA circuit.
Next to them, three more Czech women will appear in the round of 16 in Indian Wells. Petra Kvitova awaits Jessica Pegula from the USA, Karolína Plíšková will challenge Maria Sakkariová from Greece and Barbora Krejčíková will face Aryna Sabalenkova from Belarus.
Men's and women's tournament in Indian Wells
( hard surface, men endowment $10,143,750/women 8.8 million):
Singles – 3rd round:
Alcaraz (1-Sp.) – Griekspoor (31-Netherlands) 7:6 (7:4) , 6:3, Fritz (4-USA) – Báez (30-Arg.) 6:1, 6:2, Wawrinka (Switzerland) – Rune (7-Dan.) 6:2, 6:7 (5: 7), 7:5, Auger-Aliassime (8-Can.) – F. Cerúndolo (27-Arg.) 7:5, 6:4, Paul (17-USA) – Hurkacz (9-Pol.) 4: 6, 6:2, 6:4, Sinner (11-It.) – Mannarino (Fr.) 7:6 (9:7), 6:4, Draper – Murray (both Brit.) 7:6 (8: 6), 6:2, Fucsovics (Germany) – Molčan (SR) 6:4, 6:2.
Singles – 3rd round:
Vondroušová (CZ) – Džábirová (4-Tun.) 7:6 (7:5), 6:4, Muchová (Czech Republic) – Trevisanová (23-It.) 6:4, 3:6, 6:4, Šwiateková (1-Pol.) – Andreescuová (32-Can.) 6:3, 7:6 (7:1), Garcia (5-Fr.) – Fernandez (30-Can.) 6:4, 6:7 (5:7), 6:1, Gračova (Rus.) – Kasatkinova (8 -Rus.) 6:4, 6:4, Rybakinová (10-Kaz.) – Badosaová (21-Sp.) 6:3, 7:5, Cirsteaová (Roman.) – Peraová (USA) 6:3, 6 :1, Raducanu (Brit.) – Maia Haddad (13-Bras.) 6:1, 2:6, 6:4.< /p>