13 March 2018

South Africa: Anderson Reaches Last 16 in Indian Wells

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Kevin Anderson, runner-up in the U.S. Open 2017 (file photo)

South Africa's Kevin Anderson has reached the last 16 of the Indian Wells Masters after another straight sets win in the Californian desert.

The seventh-seeded Anderson defeated Argentina's Nicolas Kicker 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (7/3) on Monday to reach the fourth round.

This followed Anderson's 7-5, 6-4 win over Russia's Evgeny Donskoy over the weekend.

Anderson will next face 11th-seeded Pablo Carreno Busta from Spain.

Anderson holds a 3-0 head-to-head record against the Spaniard, including a four-sets victory in their most recent meeting at last year's US Open.

Results on Monday on the sixth day of the ATP and WTA Indian Wells tournament:

Men

3rd rd

Roger Federer (SUI x1) bt Filip Krajinovic (SRB x25) 6-2, 6-1

Jeremy Chardy (FRA) bt Adrian Mannarino (FRA x20) 7-5, 4-6, 6-1

Pablo Cuevas (URU x30) bt Dominic Thiem (AUT x5) 3-6, 6-4, 4-2 retired

Taylor Fritz (USA) bt Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7/1)

Borna Coric (CRO) bt Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP x13) 6-1, 6-3

Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP x11) bt Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 6-1, 7-5

Kevin Anderson (RSA x7) bt Nicolas Kicker (ARG) 7-6 (7/1), 7-6 (7/3)

Women

3rd rd

Venus Williams (USA x8) bt Serena Williams (USA) 6-3, 6-4

Anastasija Sevastova (LAT x21) bt Julia Goerges (GER x12) 6-3, 6-3

Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP x27) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR x4) 7-5, 6-3

Caroline Garcia (FRA x7) bt Daria Gavrilova (AUS x26) 7-5, 6-4

Danielle Collins (USA) bt Sofya Zhuk (RUS) 6-4, 6-4

Angelique Kerber (GER x10) bt Elena Vesnina (RUS x24) 7-5, 6-2

Caroline Wozniacki (DEN x2) bt Aliaksandra Sasnovich (BLR) 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

Darya Kasatkina (RUS x20) bt Sloane Stephens (USA x13) 6-4, 6-3

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