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Updated March 11th, 2024 at 09:10 IST

Top-ranked Swiatek wins rematch with Noskova at Indian Wells after losing to her at Australian Open

The top-seeded Polish player, Iga Swiatek, progresses to the round of 16, where she will take against Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan.

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek celebrates after defeating Linda Noskova at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. | Image: AP

 Iga Swiatek avenged her Australian Open ouster at the hands of Linda Noskova, defeating the Czech teenager 6-4, 6-0 in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday.

Swiatek advances to the round of 16, where the top-ranked Polish star will face Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan. Putintseva defeated Madison Keys 6-4, 6-1, part of a tough start to the day for American singles players.

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Francis Tiafoe also lost in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3 to Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Noskova beat Swiatek in three sets in Australia, becoming the first teen to beat a No. 1-ranked woman at that event in 25 years. The rematch was competitive for a set, but Swiatek eventually rolled to victory in just under 73 minutes.

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“I made some mistakes at the beginning. I tried to maybe play to finish the rallies too early,” Swiatek said. “But I knew that if I’m going to try to stay consistent and make a little bit less mistakes, my chances may come.”

Jasmine Paolini won another tight match against Anna Kalinskaya, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Paolini won the Dubai Championships two weeks ago , rallying to win a three-set final over Kalinskaya.

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On the men's side Sunday, second-seeded Carlos Alcaraz beat Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-2, 6-3.

Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula defeated Sofia Kenin and Bethanie Mattek-Sands 7-5, 6-3 in an all-American doubles matchup.

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Published March 11th, 2024 at 09:10 IST

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