Gauff, Fritz advance to quarters at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Coco Gauff rallied from a break down in the third set to beat Swedish qualifier Rebecca Peterson, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 Tuesday and reach the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open.

Down 2-4, Gauff fought her way back and saved three break points while serving at 4-all before closing out the match in the next game.

Four years ago, Peterson routed a then-14-year-old Gauff at a Challenger tournament in Michigan.

“She whopped me really bad,” Gauff said on court. “I think today was really a mental thing, just staying in the match. I wasn’t playing my best in some moments and I wasn’t serving as well as I’d like to, but I think that my mentality kept me in.”

The sixth-seeded American next plays No. 2 seed Aryna Sabalenka, who beat 16th-seeded Barbora Krejcikova, 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.

In other fourth-round matches, No. 7 Maria Sakkari beat 17th-seeded Karolina Pliskova, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.

On the men’s side, defending champion Taylor Fritz moved into the quarters with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Marton Fucsovics.

No. 5 Daniil Medvedev outlasted 12th-seeded Alexander Zverev, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 7-5.

No. 10 Cameron Norrie beat sixth-seeded Andrey Rublev, 6-2, 6-4.

Articles You May Like

Djokovic denied vaccine exemption, out of Miami
Svitolina sets Charleston return after childbirth
Alcaraz naar halve finales in Indian Wells, Sinner verslaat titelverdediger Fritz
Fritz, Wawrinka, Garcia advance at Indian Wells
Alcaraz rolls to Indian Wells win, reclaims No. 1