Cameron Norrie Defeated Wu Tung-lin at Indian Wells at the BNP Paribas Open to advance to the third round.
As the 10th seed, the British number one was given a first-round bye and quickly stepped up against the knockout champion Wu from Taipei, China.
Looking to extend his streak after winning a championship at Rio last month, Norrie won five games in a row on his way to taking the opening set against world number 175.
Wu improved in the second set and managed to rally late, as Norrie started making mistakes as soon as he saw the line, but on the second opportunity he served to compete for a 6-2 6-4 win.
It was his 19th victory of the season and put him at the top of the standings with former US Open champion Daniil Medvedev.
Norrie, who won the biggest title of his career in the California desert in 2021, will take on either one. Matteo Berrettini or taro daniel in the third round
The 27-year-old’s win continued what has been a positive tournament for British players thus far. Emma RaducanuAndy Murray and Jack Draper win on Thursday.
Second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who arrived at the tournament with concerns about a shoulder problem, took a big early loss as he beat Australia 7-6 (0) 4-6 7-6 (5) in the opening match. Jordan Thompson.
third seed Casper Ruud it’s had a tough 2023 so far, but impressive with a 6-2 6-3 win. Diego SchwartzmanGrigor Dimitrov retired after being injured in the final set of a shootout with Jason Kubler.
Australian Open champion in women’s event Arina Sabalenka He competed for a 6-2 6-0 win over Evgeniya Rodina.
Jil Teichmann upset his Swiss friend Belinda Bencictook the ninth place, 3-6 6-3 6-3 and there were also victories. Jelena Ostapenko, Petra Kvitova and in form former French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova.
Sixth seeded US Coco Gauff beat Spain’s qualifier Cristina Bucsa 6-2, 6-4 on Friday evening to advance to the third round of the BNP Paribas Open.
second round fight Donna Vekic And Lesia Tsurenko The two players’ failure to shake hands sparked controversy after Tsurenko scored a shocking win over 23rd seeded 2-6 6-2 6-2. When Tsurenko extended his hand to greet Vekic, Vekic refused the customary post-match handshake.
Eleventh-seeded Veronika Kudermetova beat Anna Blinkova 6-3 6-4, sixteenth-seeded Barbora Krejcikova beat Dayana Yastremska 6-1 6-2 and 24th-seeded Jelena Ostapenko 7-5 to Aliaksandra Sasnovich 3-6 beat 6-2. . Rebecca Peterson continued when 22nd seeded Zhang Shuai retired 3-0 in the first set.