Indian Wells 2019: Naomi Osaka - "I Sleep Kind of Early"

Indian Wells 2019: Naomi Osaka -

Indian Wells 2019: Naomi Osaka - "I Sleep Kind of Early"

Wawrinka won a taut thriller against 29th-seeded Hungarian Marton Fucsovics 6-4, 6-7 (5/7), 7-5, finally sealing it on his fifth match point after three hours and 24 minutes when Fucsovics lofted a lob long.

The American was up a break in the first set and also ahead in the tie-break, but he was unable to deny the world number one.

"I've never been a defending champion before, that's new and I was really nervous", said Osaka, who booked a third-round meeting with American Danielle Collins, a 6-4, 6-1 victor over Kirsten Flipkens.

Djokovic sprinted over to the stands to shake hands with his idol, 14-times Grand Slam champion Pete Sampras, immediately after the 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 win.

"Today I just fought and tried my hardest", said Williams, now ranked 36th in the world.

Despite Kvitova firing down 10 aces, it was nullified, as she also hit ten double faults, gifting Williams the free points.

And the Japanese's eagerness to get her title defence off to a flyer led to butterflies, with Osaka suffering a scare before emerging with a 6-3, 6-4 last-64 victory over France's Kristina Mladenovic on Saturday.

Recalling how her 65th-ranked opponent had beaten her in Dubai last month in her first match since lifting the Australian Open in January, she said: "The last time I played her, I lost, so anything's a bonus".

"Today was a very positive step for me, and next one going to be against a player that we know each other very well, we practiced a lot of times, and we played some tough matches", Nadal said. Summing up how she felt after the match, Kvitova told reporters: "I want to swear, but I will not".

A marathon encounter saw Flipkens eventually beat Bouchard 7-5 3-6 7-5 after two and a half hours. We started, I think, pretty nervous, both (of us).

"I had a few bad volleys that cost me a break back, but I kept fighting, executing the plan", said Mladenovic.

"I didn't play my best". "I did go through doubtful moments and questioning everything and experiencing a surgery for the first time in my life was something that I've never experienced before".

Kvitova seized a break lead again in the third, but Venus took the last three games of the match to win it. "I just love the battle".

Britain's 22nd seed Kyle Edmund advanced to round three with a 6-2 6-0 victory over Chile's Nicolas Jarry.

Pliskova next faces another qualifier, Belgian Ysaline Bonaventure, who defeated 28th-seeded Donna Vekic of Croatia 1-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4.

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