The Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka qualified for the semifinals of the BNP Paribas Open, on the Californian hard-courts of Indian Wells, beating young American Coco Gauff in straight sets. Storyless match with Aryna who immediately takes a break ahead in the first set and manages everything about her thanks to her service, quickly closing the first set.
She finishes 6-4 and it is here that the match practically ends, Gauff gives up and the challenge passes quickly with the Belarusian who reaches the semifinals and wins with a clear 6-4; 6-0 in just over an hour of game. In the semifinals it will be a great match against the Greek Maria Sakkari who wins her semifinal by a comeback.
She defeats the Czech Kvitova in three sets, beaten with the result of 4-6 7-5 6-1. The Greek was also down by a set and a break and Kvitova did not close the match with Maria who got the pass for the semifinals. In the evening waiting for the number one seeds Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek and Jannik Sinner, in the field against the reigning champion Taylor Fritz.
The men's results
Daniil Medvedev doesn't stop anymore. The Russian champion has won three tournaments in the last three weeks and is now advancing undisturbed also in the Indian Wells Masters 1000. The fall and the physical problems had made his fans tremble but after the painful victory over Zverev Daniil returns to win by settling a tenacious Davidovich Fokina without particular problems.
The Spaniard doesn't give up and the Russian wins thanks to a break per set with the result of 6-3;7-5. Rocket start by Daniil who immediately takes 3 to 0, manages things and goes on without problems in the serve, thus closing the first set very quickly.
In the second set the Spaniard returns to the match, he has several break points to take the lead but it is Medvedev who conquers the decisive break in the eleventh game and thus closes the match 6-3 7-5. The former world number one will face the American tennis player Frances Tiafoe in the semifinals, an athlete who appeared very fit and who reached the semifinals of the tournament.
Straight victory of Tiafoe over the British Cameron Norrie, winner with a double 6-4. In the first set, a break in the usual seventh game is enough to close the games while the eclectic American and the British 'fight each other like hell' in the second set, several breaks on each side and fight to the last with Tiafoe who returns to the his Best Ranking, which will certainly improve in case of victory in the semifinals.