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Indian Wells: Cirstea advances as Keys retires, to meet Pera in third round

The Romanian advanced when Madison Keys retired after losing the first set 6-1

BNP Paribas Open •Second round • completed
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Romanian Sorana Cirstea advanced to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells when American Madison Keys, the No 19 seed, retired on Saturday evening.

Cirstea, ranked No 83, led 6-1 when Keys, ranked No 20, pulled out of the clash at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

The Romanian will face American Bernarda Pera next. Ahead of her win today, Cirstea had won against Australian qualifier Kimberly Birrell (6-3, 6-2).

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
  • Bianca Andreescu (32) beat Peyton Stearns (WC): 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
  • 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 (1) 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
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