Top-seed Pliskova wins, Muguruza loses at Indian Wells

Indian Wells, Oct 10 (AP): Top seeds Daniil Medvedev and Karolina Pliskova rolled to straight-set victories at the BNP Paribas Open, when several lower-seeded players were knocked out.
Medvedev beat American Mackenzie McDonald 6-4, 6-2, extending his winning streak to eight matches dating to his U.S. Open championship last month. Medvedev never faced a break point against McDonald, who was was broken three times.
“I’m actually really pleased because usually I haven’t played well in Indian Wells and I haven’t been playing that well in practices, Medvedev said.
“I’m really happy with my performance. That’s the most important thing no matter how I played before the tournament.
Pliskova advanced to the third round with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Magdalena Frech at the combined ATP and WTA event. Pliskova fired six aces, giving her a Tour-leading 387 this year, and converted five of her six break points.
Bianca Andreescu, the 2019 champion, played a late match. Fifth-seeded Garbine Muguruza was the highest-seeded woman to lose.
Muguruza, who won last week’s event in Chicago, lost to Ajla Tomljanovic 3-6, 6-1, 6-3. It was Tomljanovic’s first win in seven tries over a Top-10 player this year. She was a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon in July.
Anna Kalinskaya outlasted No. 28 Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 and American Amanda Anisimova defeated No. 30 Camila Giorgi 6-4, 6-1.

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