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

    13 de marzo de 2018

    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.