Spain’s Verdasco loses, Suarez reaches 3rd round of Indian Wells

Spain's Verdasco loses, Suarez reaches 3rd round of Indian Wells 

Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in action against Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain during the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California, USA, Mar. 12, 2018. EPA-EFE/MIKE NELSON

Sports Desk, Mar 12 (efe-epa).- Spain’s Carla Suarez qualified for round of 16 of the Indian Wells tennis tournament after defeating Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina in the third round, while fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco lost to Taylor Fritz from the United States.

Suarez, the twenty-seventh seed, defeated Svitolina, fourth favorite, 7-5, 6-3 in one hour and 29 minutes, while Fritz won against Verdasco 4-6, 6-2 and 7-6 (1) in two hours and seven minutes in a closely fought match.

Suarez is set to face the American Danielle Collins, who defeated Russia’s Sofya Zhuk 6-4 and 6-4 in 3rd round, while Taylor Fritz will face-off with Croatia’s Borna Coric.

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