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Aryna Sabalenka beats Maria Sakkari to reach Indian Wells final | Tennis News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: World number two Aryna Sabalenka defeated Greece's Maria Sakkari 6-2 6-3 to set up a possible Indian Wells final against world number one Iga Swiatek. Swiatek faces Elena Rybakina in Friday's other semifinal. The Australian Open champion was not at her best but maintained her composure even when her old nemesis - the double fault - reared its ugly head on a sunny day in the Southern California desert."In the past I lost so many matches like that after a few not super smart mistakes," said Sabalenka."I was reminding myself that it is okay to make mistakes. I'm not a robot, I'm a human. I can miss those shots, and probably that's why I was able to keep fighting and keep trying."After the start of the match was delayed by more than 30 minutes to fix an audio issue related to the...

Aryna Sabalenka reaches Indian Wells quarter-finals | Tennis News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka battled past Barbora Krejcikova to enter the Indian Wells quarter-finals. Czech Krejcikova was the woman who ended Sabalenka's perfect 2023 run with a victory over the Belarusian in the quarter-finals at Dubai last month.She had a chance to extend the match, but Sabalenka saved a break point in the final game and closed it out."It's always tough matches against Barbora," Sabalenka said. "She played unbelievable tennis. I'm just super happy with this win."There's been no let-down for the 24-year-old since she claimed her first Grand Slam title in Melbourne.She admitted she was a bit taken aback by all the hoopla that attended the victory -- such as a photo shoot with the trophy on a gondola in Melbourne -- but decided to just go with it...

Stefanos Tsitsipas crashes out of Indian Wells in second round | Tennis News – Times of India

Stefanos Tsitsipas's hopes of taking over the world number one ranking with an Indian Wells title ended in a 7-6(0) 4-6 7-6(5) second-round loss to Australian Jordan Thompson on Friday.Second seed Tsitsipas told reporters on Wednesday that he did not expect to make a deep run at the tournament due to his ailing shoulder and it was unclear how much he had left in the tank after he was blanked in the first set breaker.But the Greek battled back and secured the only service break of the match in the second and pumped up the crowd ahead of the third set tiebreak.But his overly aggressive play in the breaker, including a forehand on match point that missed the line by the slimmest of margins, was his undoing.A beaming Thompson fired a ball high into the air in celebration after he notched hi...

Rafael Nadal withdraws from Indian Wells due to injury

Three-time champion Rafa Nadal has withdrawn from the Masters 1000 event starting next week in Indian Wells due to injury, tournament organisers said on Tuesday. The 36-year-old Spaniard, who was a runner-up last year in Indian Wells, has not competed since his Australian Open title defense in January ended in a second-round defeat. “We wish Rafa continued healing, and hope to see him back at the BNP Paribas Open next year,” tournament director Tommy Haas said in a statement. Nadal won at Indian Wells in 2007, 2009 and 2013. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; t.src=v;s=b.getEl...