Indian Wells: Iga Swiatek beats Claire Liu, the Highlights
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 3304
Iga Swiatek reached the third round at Indian Wells 2023. The defending champion and world no.1 easily beat the US Claire Liu 6-0 6-1. In the third round, Iga will face the 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu. Swiatek, who won all of her first 11 games, said after the victory: "Coming back to play here after the great result obtained last year is something new.
I had the goal before the start of the tournament, to increase my energy level a bit through some specific training sessions because that's the thing more difficult to do when everything is going my way. I certainly was very clever in apparently paving the way for myself.
Claire in fact used that one moment where I didn't play as aggressively as I should have and this goes to show that if I hadn't put in the field from the beginning the energy I put in the match would have complicated and not a little.
Therefore, I'm quite happy that I was able to close the match quickly."Below the highlights of the match:
The other challenges of Indian Wells
Leylah Fernandez beat 2021 NCAA champion Emma Navarro 6-2 6-4 in straight sets.
Emma Raducanu beat Magda Linette of Poland in straight sets. About the men, Carlos Alcaraz beat Thanasi Kokkinakis with a double 6-3, and now he will have Tallon Griekspoor in the third round. It took the Dutchman two tie-breaks to get the better of the Argentinean Guido Pella.
Taylor Fritz won the battle between the present and the future of US tennis, but the young Ben Shelton sold his life dearly. The 20-year-old from Atlanta played great tennis for at least an hour before dropping the distance and being picked up by last year's winner, who was able to withstand the storm to come to terms with a difficult challenge.
His next opponent is Argentinian Sebastian Baez, who had it easy with Australian Rinky Hijikata. Holger Rune beats the landlord Mackenzie McDonald without particular worries, but for him it won't be Miomir Kecmanovic, surprised by the infinite class of Stan Wawrinka.
Victory also for Andy Murray, for him there is no need to overdo it with Radu Albot. The Fab Four will challenge Jack Draper, in a very significant challenge for British tennis. Indian Wells: Alcaraz, Murray, Sinner and the Day-4 Highlights Victory more painful than expected for Felix Auger-Aliassime, with the Canadian he is not yet at 100% but manages to manage Pedro Martinez, Francisco Cerundolo will appear ahead of him.
No problem instead for Hubert Hurkacz with Alexey Popyrin, with Tommy Paul waiting for him in the next match. Alex De Minaur and Borna Coric fall respectively with Marton Fucsovics and Alex Molcan, the two will face each other in the third round.
Jannik Sinner beat Richard Gasquet, while Lorenzo Musetti was defeated by Adrian Mannarino. Jannik Sinner had to confirm the great favors of the prediction on the field. In the end, the Italian suffers the right against the French expert Richard Gasquet and takes home his first success at the Indian Wells Master 1000 to immediately gain confidence and familiarity with the surface, in view of the next more complicated engagements on paper.
In fact, in the third round he will challenge the winner of the match between the French Adrian Mannarino and his compatriot Lorenzo Musetti.