Illustration photo – Czech tennis player Markéta Vondroušová (pictured on February 20, 2023).
Indian Wells (USA) – Tennis player Markéta Vondroušová defeated Maria Bouzková in the Czech derby in the second round of the elite tournament in Indian Wells. She knocked out the twenty-eighth seeded compatriot in an hour and a quarter smoothly 6:1, 6:1. Karolína Muchová also goes on, defeating two-time winner of the tournament Viktoria Azarenkova from Belarus 7:6, 6:3.
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Vondroušová will face the winner of the duel between world number four Uns Džábirová from Tunisia and Poland's Magdalena Frechová to advance to the round of 16, in which she played in the Californian desert in three of her previous four starts. Muchová, who is competing in Indian Wells for the first time in her career, will play with Italian Martina Trevisan or Madison Brengle.
The 23-year-old native of Sokolov Vondroušová, who is trying to return to the top 100 of the world rankings after a long break last year due to injury, did not offer Bouzková a single chance to break during the entire match. Her opponent, who is currently ranked 32nd in the WTA ranking, won her serve five times.
Muchová, who was also plagued by health problems last year, got off to an excellent start against Azarenka and already led 4:1 in the opening set. At 5:3, however, she was unable to complete the set and finally won it only in the tie-break, which she clearly controlled 7:1. She also entered the second set with a break, but this time she did not keep the lead and allowed her opponent to tie the game at 3:3. But then Azarenkova didn't let go of a game and after two hours and six minutes she took the match to advance.
Men's and women's tournament in Indian Wells
(hard surface, men subsidy 10,143,750 dollars/women 8.8 million):
Singles – 2nd round:< /p>
Auger-Aliassime (8-Can.) – Martínez (Sp.) 7:6 (7:5), 6:4, Sinner (11-It.) – Gasquet (Fr.) 6:3 , 7:6 (7:2), Paul (17-USA) – Struff (Germany) 6:3, 6:3, Draper (Britain) – Evans (24-Britain) 6:4, 6:2 , Wawrinka (Switzerland) – Kecmanovic (26-Serbia) 7:6 (10:8), 6:4.
Singles – 2nd round:
Vondroušová (CZE) – Bouzková (28-CZE) 6:1, 6 :1, Muchová (CZE) – Azarenkova (14-Bel.) 7:6 (7:1), 6:3, Šwiateková (1-Pol.) – Liuová (USA) 6:0 , 6:1, Raducanuová (Brit.) – Linetteová (20-Pol.) 7:6 (7:3), 6:2, Gračová (Rus.) – Martičová (25-Croatia) 6:3, 6: 2.