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Indian Wells: Andreescu battles past Stearns to set up Swiatek clash

The 2019 Indian Wells champion defeated American Peyton Stearns 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 in the second round on Saturday

Andreescu at Billie Jean King Cup in Glasgow Andreescu at Billie Jean King Cup in Glasgow. Image Credit: AI / Reuters / Panoramic
BNP Paribas Open •Second round • completed
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Canadian Bianca Andreescu, the No 32 seed, moved into the third round of the BP Paribas Open in Indian Wells by winning against American wildcard Peyton Stearns 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 on Saturday.

Andreescu, ranked No 36 in the world and the 2019 champion at Indian Wells, will play world No 1 Iga Swiatek, of Poland, in the third round.

This will be the second clash between Andreescu and Swiatek, with the Pole winning their match in Rome last year by a margin of 7-6, 6-0.

In the previous round of the Indian Wells tournament, Stearns, ranked No 126 in the world, edged out Spanish qualifier Rebeka Masarova (4-6, 6-4, 6-4).

Indian Wells WTA 1000, other second-round matches (Indian Wells Tennis Garden, hard, USD 8,800,000):

  • Ons Jabeur (4) beat Magdalena Frech (LL): 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
  • Elena Rybakina (10) beat Sofia Kenin (WC): 7-6 (6), 7-6 (5)
  • Martina Trevisan (23) beat Madison Brengle: 5-7, 6-1, 6-2
  • Daria Kasatkina (8) beat Tatjana Maria: 6-2, 6-1
  • Caroline Garcia (5) beat Dalma Galfi (LL): 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-4
  • Leylah Fernandez (30) beat Emma Navarro (WC): 6-2, 6-4
  • Iga Swiatek beat Claire Liu: 6-0, 6-1
  • Bernarda Pera beat Liudmila Samsonova (12): 2-6, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (6)
  • Beatriz Haddad Maia (13) beat Katerina Siniakova: 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-3
  • Varvara Gracheva (Q) beat Petra Martic (25): 6-3, 6-2
  • Karolina Muchova beat Victoria Azarenka (14): 7-6 (1), 6-3
  • Marketa Vondrousova beat Marie Bouzkova (28): 6-1, 6-1
  • Emma Raducanu beat Magda Linette (20): 7-6 (3), 6-2
  • Linda Noskova beat Amanda Anisimova (31): 7-6 (6), 6-3
  • Jessica Pegula (3) beat Camila Giorgi: 3-6, 6-1, 6-2
  • Karolina Pliskova (17) beat Anna Kalinskaya: 2-6, 6-0, 6-4
  • Xinyu Wang beat Ekaterina Alexandrova (18): 6-2, 6-3
  • Coco Gauff (6) beat Cristina Bucsa (Q): 6-2, 6-4
  • Maria Sakkari (7) beat Shelby Rogers: 2-6, 6-4, 6-0
  • Rebecca Peterson beat Shuai Zhang (22): 3-0 ret.
  • Anastasia Potapova (26) beat Xiyu Wang: 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2
  • Petra Kvitova (15) beat Elizabeth Mandlik (WC): 6-1, 7-5
  • Aryna Sabalenka (2) beat Evgeniya Rodina: 6-2, 6-0
  • Barbora Krejcikova (16) beat Dayana Yastremska (WC): 6-1, 6-2
  • Veronika Kudermetova (11) beat Anna Blinkova: 6-3, 6-4
  • Lesia Tsurenko (Q) beat Donna Vekic (29): 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
  • Jil Teichmann beat Belinda Bencic (9): 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • Jelena Ostapenko (24) beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich: 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
  • Anhelina Kalinina (27) beat Linda Fruhvirtova: 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
  • Nuria Parrizas Diaz vs. Paula Badosa
  • Sorana Cirstea vs. Madison Keys
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