Sakkari Smoothly Advances To The Round Of 16 Indian Wells Masters 2022

The sixth seeded female tennis player Maria Sakkari won a landslide victory in the last 32 of the 2022 Indian Wells Masters, after overthrowing the Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova in straight sets 6-3 and 6-0, Tuesday (15/3) WIB.

Sakkari only needed 65 minutes to secure her place in the fourth round of the WTA 1000 event. The win also put Sakkari ahead with a 4-3 head-to-head win with two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova.

It will be Indian Wells’ last 16 for Sakkari since she made her debut in the main draw of the tournament in 2018.

“Obviously Petra is a very tough opponent, but I came on the pitch and I had a good feeling today,” Sakkari said in her post-match press conference.

“I think it was a really good day for me and it didn’t seem like a good day for him. I just played tactically in the right way and served really well, so I think that’s the reason why I won that game quite easily.” he added.

Advancing to the round of 16, Sakkari will next be challenged by unseeded Australian Daria Saville. On the way, Saville won victory over Belgian Elise Martens in a three-set fight 6-3, 4-6 and 3-6.

Meanwhile in the other match, fifth seed from Spain Paula Badosa also managed to win after beating her compatriot Sara Sorribes Tormo.

Fighting for a duration of 2 hours, Badosa managed to secure a ticket to the last 16 by winning in straight sets 7-6(7/4) and 6-1.

In the next round, Badosa will be challenged by the winner between Canadian Leylah Annie Fernandez or American Shelby Rogers. (WTA/OL-13)

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