The eighth racket of the world, German Angelique Kerber, in three sets beat Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka, who occupies the ninth line of the WTA rating, with a score of 6/1, 4/6, 6/4 in the fourth round of the Indian Wells tournament.
The meeting lasted 1 hour and 43 minutes. During this time, 31-year-old Kerber completed two aces, made a mistake five times when serving and sold seven break points, and 20-year-old Sabalenka filed three times, made four double mistakes and made four breaks.
Previously, the athletes did not meet each other. In the quarter finals of the BNP Paribas Open, Kerber competed with American Venus Williams.