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2019 BNP Paribas Open: Women's Quarterfinal Preview

Date
13 March 2019

INDIAN WELLS, California — Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic’s birthday celebrations continued in Indian Wells, as the now 22-year-old won her 11th-straight match to advance to the quarterfinals. 

Bencic has defeated five top-10 opponents during her recent winning streak and will play [5] Karolina Pliskova for a chance at another upset. 

Unseeded Marketa Vondrousova also continued her dominant play in the desert. The 19-year-old recorded her first career top-10 victory after defeating [2] Simona Halep in the round of 16, marking her third-straight win over a seeded opponent. 

The last player to advance to the quarterfinals at this year’s BNP Paribas Open was Angelique Kerber after the German defeated [9] Aryna Sabalenka in three sets. Down 1-4 in the final set, Kerber stormed back to win the final five games to set up a quarterfinal match with Venus Williams. 

“For sure it was the toughest match of the tournament for me,” said Kerber. “It was an up and down match, a lot of emotions on court. The third set, I think it was just another fight and another comeback from me. 

#TeamYonex in Indian Wells

Women
[23 Belinda Bencic (SUI) - EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR PRO 125
[8] Angelique Kerber (GER) - VCORE 100 / POLYTOUR FIRE 120
Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) - EZONE 100 / POLYTOUR AIR 125

Men
Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) - VCORE 98 / POLYTOUR SPIN 125 / Melbourne Collection / FUSIONREV2
Hubert Hurkacz (POL) - VCORE PRO 97 / Melbourne Collection / ECLIPSION2
[24] Denis Shapovalov (CAN) - VCORE 95 / POLYTOUR STRIKE 125