Illustration photo – Czech tennis player Karolína Plíšková (pictured on February 20, 2023).
Indian Wells (USA) – Karolína Plíšková defeated Russia's Veronika Kuděrmětová 6:1, 7:5 in the 3rd round of the tournament in Indian Wells after a turnaround in the second set. The next opponent of the 30-year-old Czech tennis player in the round of 16 will be world number seven Maria Sakkariová from Greece.
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Plíšková, seeded 17th in the tournament, defeated Kuděrmětová, seeded 11th, in less than an hour and a half. After an unequivocal first set, the two-time semi-finalist of the tournament found herself in a tricky situation in the second set, in which she lost 3:5, but won the match with four games in a row. She used five of her six break points against a player she had beaten in straight sets in her previous two matches.
Men's and Women's Tournament in Indian Wells
(hard surface, men subsidized $10,143,750/Women 8.8 million):
Singles – Round 3:
Garín (Chile) – Ruud (3-Nor.) 6:4, 7:6 (7:2), Norrie (10-Brit.) – Daniel (Japan) 6:7 (5 :7), 7:5, 6:2.
Singles – 3rd round:
Plíšková (17-CZE) – Kuděrmětová (11-Russia) 6:1, 7:5, Sakkariová (7-Greece) – Kalininová (27-Ukraine) 3 :6, 6:2, 6:4, Peterson (Sweden) – Teichmann (Switzerland) 3:6, 6:3, 6:1.