There were a few significant upsets at Indian Wells on Saturday. Garbine Muguruza, the fifth seed, and Maria Sakkari, the sixth seed, both lost in their second-round matches at the BNP Paribas Open.
In an hour and 52 minutes, Ajla Tomljanovic defeated Muguruza 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.
The Australians have made it to the third round in the Californian desert for the first time.
“I was really looking forward to playing Garbine because I did lose (to her) the last couple of times.
I did try to focus on that one time I beat her and tried to channel that energy, so I was really happy that I got through today,” Tomljanovic said, as per reports on Reuters.
Meanwhile, for Muguruza, who is attempting to qualify for the WTA Finals in Guadalajara, the loss was a setback since the Spaniard had just won a championship in Chicago the week before.
However, the former world number one may still be able to qualify for the year-end competition. Tomljanovic, on the other hand, will face Tamara Zidansek.
In two hours and 13 minutes, the 26th-seeded Slovenian defeated Ana Konjuh 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.
Alison Riske gets defeated by Bianca Andreescu
Viktorija Golubic advanced to the round of 32 by defeating Sakkari 5-7, 6-3, 6-2 in two hours and 33 minutes.
Golubic outlasted the Greek by saving six of the ten break points she faced and converted seven of them.
The Swiss finished with 99 points, compared to 95 for Sakkari. Golubic will face Anna Kalinskaya for a spot in the fourth round. The Russian qualifier defeated Sara Sorribes Tormo, the 28th seed, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.
In an hour and 23 minutes, the American overcame Camila Giorgi, the 30th seed, 6-4, 6-1. In two hours and three minutes, Anisimova will play third seed Barbora Krejcikova Zarina Diyas 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in the second round.
Meanwhile, Bianca Andreescu, the 2019 and defending champion, went to the third round after a late-night triumph over Alison Riske of the United States.
Andreescu won by a score of 6-7(2), 7-5, 6-2 in two hours and 48 minutes. The Canadian will face 18th seed Anett Kontaveit in the third round at Indian Wells.
The Estonian advanced to the round of 32 as her opponent, Martina Trevisan of Italy, quit in the middle of the match.
At the moment of Trevisan’s decision to end the match, Kontaveit was leading 6-3, 5-2.