Karolina Pliskova's superb 2017 continues as she booked a place in the semi-final of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells by defeating Garbine Muguruza.
March 17 (Reuters) - Twice grand slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova and 14th seed Elena Vesnina posted hard-fought, straight-set wins in Friday's semi-finals to set up an all-Russian final in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
Tennis Channel recaps the action from Friday at Indian Wells, where Jack Sock got one the biggest wins of his career over fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori.
"This was the biggest final and today, it was big," Vesnina said. "It was electric, to be honest. I felt the atmosphere. It was a very important match for me."
March 18 (Gracenote) - Results from the Indian Wells Women's Singles Semifinal matches on Friday 14-Elena Vesnina (Russia) beat 28-Kristina Mladenovic (France) 6-3 6-4
March 17 (Reuters) - Jack Sock powered past fourth-seeded Kei Nishikori 6-3 2-6 6-2 on Friday to book a date with Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California.
"Unfortunately I am unable to play today due to sickness," Kyrgios said in a statement. "At this stage we think it's food poisoning, and I'm praying it's nothing more."
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March 17 (Gracenote) - Results from the Indian Wells Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Friday 9-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat 15-Nick Kyrgios (Australia) walkover
Nicholas Kyrgios is sick with what he says is "food poisoning," he wrote in a Twitter post at 10:10 a.m. Friday.
Nick Kyrgios withdraws from his quarterfinal against Roger Federer because of illness at the BNP Paribas Open
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March 17 (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of his much anticipated quarterfinal showdown with Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Open on Friday with suspected food poisoning.
The two have played before, and Kyrgios said Federer was his role model. He changed his tune this week at Indian Wells.
Nick Kyrgios tries to beat Roger Federer again today at Indian Wells.
It will be the first trip to the semifinals here for each of the two
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