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2019 BNP Paribas Open: Women's Quarterfinal Recap

Date
15 March 2019

INDIAN WELLS, California — The final two spots in the women’s semifinals at the BNP Paribas Open were decided by Team Yonex on Thursday.

Arguably the hottest player in the WTA, Belinda Bencic (SUI) won her 12th-straight match - dating back to February 9 - and will move into the top-20 for the first time in two-and-a-half years on Monday.

Bencic’s three-set win over [5] Karolina Pliskova marked the sixth top-10 opponent she has defeated in her recent winning streak.

"I'm very confident," said Bencic. "I'm really just trying to take it one step at a time. Of course now it's been a few steps more. But, you know, I'm not putting pressure on myself even now. I'm just playing.”

Angelique Kerber (GER) will be Bencic’s semifinal opponent after defeating Venus Williams in straight sets to reach her first semifinal in the desert six years.

The German squeezed past Williams in a first-set tiebreak and took that momentum into the second, where she hit only two unforced errors, to advance with a 7-6, 6-3 victory.

#TeamYonex in Indian Wells

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

Men
Hubert Hurkacz (POL) - VCORE PRO 97 / POLYTOUR STRIKE 125 / Melbourne Collection / ECLIPSION2