Defeat Kerber, Swiatek Advances to Indian Wells Quarterfinals

Tennis world number four Iga Swiatek came from behind in three consecutive matches to reach the quarter-finals of the Indian Wells Masters tournament, Wednesday (16/3) early morning WIB, by defeating Angelique Kerber.

The 20-year-old Pole, who won the title in Doha last month, overcame an unforced error to beat Kerber 4-6, 6-2 and 6-3.

« I hope to win in straight sets, » said Swiatek, who also lost a set against Anhelina Kalinina and Clara Tauson.

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Swiatek, who is the 2020 French Open champion, said despite the struggle, he was happy to beat Kerber, a former Grand Slam champion.

« Playing against Angie was an amazing experience, » said Swiatek.

In the quarter-finals, Swiatek will face the winner of the match between American Madison Keys and British qualifier Harriet Dart. (AFP/OL-1)