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13 March, 2019, 00:15 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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In a hard-fought match, Ace tennis player Venus Williams defeated world No 3 Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic to move into the third round of the BNP Paribas Open here on Saturday.

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams went down early in the first set, but fought her way back to topple third seed Petra Kvitova 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 to reach the third round.

Osaka faced difficulty when serving for the match at 5-2 in the second.

That match was Osaka's first after the Australian Open, where she won her second straight Grand Slam event and rose to No. 1 in the world.

Tenth-seeded Croatian Marin Cilic downed Serbian Dusan Lajovic 6-3, 6-4 to book a meeting with 19-year-old Canadian Denis Shapovalov, the 24th seed who beat American Steve Johnson 6-3, 6-4. "I was so frustrated with myself from the half of the second set to the end, which shouldn't happen to me", she further explained.

The Serbian, victor of the Australian Open in January, will next face Philipp Kohlschreiber after the German dispatched Australia's Nick Kyrgios 6-4, 6-4.

Williams - a three-time Indian Wells semi-finalist - broke for a 4-1 lead in the final set and never looked back.

Djokovic, playing his first match since winning a record seventh Australian Open, next faces German Philipp Kohlschreiber, a 6-4, 6-4 victor over Australian Nick Kyrgios.

She received a first-round bye in Indian Wells and then beat Victoria Azarenka 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday [NZ time]. "I was just fighting in the first set to find that balance between being aggressive and not rushing too much".

"I was really focused on that last tiebreak", he said.

Recalling how her 65th-ranked opponent had beaten her in Dubai last month in her first match since lifting the Australian Open in January, she said: "The last time I played her, I lost, so anything's a bonus".

The eighth seed will meet red-hot Russian Natalia Vikhlyantseva in the third round after the qualifier crushed Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro 6-2 6-0. It was the Indian Wells WTA triumph that proved to be the springboard of success for the 21-year-old as she went on to win the Australian Open which took her career rankings from 44th in the world to numero uno within a year. [ALSO LIKE] Auger-Aliassime is one of four teens in the draw, along with countryman Denis Shapovalov, Alexei Popyrin and lucky loser Miomir Kecmanovic.

Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori survived a scare against Frenchman Adrian Mannarino to prevail 6-4 4-6 7-6 (7-4).

Britain's 22nd seed Kyle Edmund advanced to round three with a 6-2 6-0 victory over Chile's Nicolas Jarry.



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