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WTA Tour – Friday, March 8, 2024 final results

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – While it still takes some getting used to seeing “No. 13” next to Jasmine Paolini’s name and “No. 21” next to Anna Kalinskaya’s name, all bets are off as the seeds see their first action of this year’s edition.

Swiatek, Rybakina and Jabeur are the biggies, with question marks here and there as to form. Especially Rybakina, who was sort of a ghostly presence here the last few days and, in the end, pulled out with gastro-intestinal issues.

A few matches were held over from Thursday, and so Friday is a mix of first- and second-round clashes.

The only Canadian, Leylah Fernandez, won’t see her first action until Saturday.

(Indian Wells is 3 hours behind ET)

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BNP Paribas Open
Location: Indian Wells, Calif.
Category: WTA Tour 1000
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Dates: March 6-17, 2024
Prize money: $9,258,030
Draws: S96 / D32

Friday, March 8, 2024
Final results

Upsets

[WC] Katie Volynets (USA) def [6] Ons Jabeur (TUN) 64 64

[PR] Angelique Kerber (GER) def [10] Jelena Ostapenko (LAT) 57 63 63 

Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) def [15] Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 75 61

[WC] Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) def [25] Donna Vekic (CRO) 76 (5) 63

 

Seeds squeaking through

[18] Madison Keys (USA) def. [Q] Hailey Baptiste (USA) 64 46 76 (4)

[21] Anna Kalinskaya (RUS) def. [Q] Taylor Townsend (USA) 75 36 64

 

Seeds rolling

[1] Iga Swiatek (POL) def. Danielle Collins (USA) 63 60

[7] Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) def. [Q] Bernarda Pera (USA) 60 62

[12] Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) def. [Q] Rebeka Sramkova (SVK) 75 62

[13] Jasmine Paolini (ITA) def Tatjana Maria (GER) 63 63

[17] Veronika Kudermetova (RUS) def. [Q] Nao Hibino (JPN) 61 75

[22] Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) def. [Q] Nuria Parrizas Diaz (ESP) 63 61

[26] Linda Noskova (CZE) def. Camila Giorgi (ITA) 63 75

[28] Anastasia Potapova (RUS) def. Marie Bouzkova (CZE) 75 61

[31] Marta Kostyuk (UKR) def. [Q] Mai Hontama (JPN) 64 62

 

Other results

[LL] Nadia Podoroska (ARG) def. [4] Elena Rybakina (KAZ) [LL] Kayla Day (USA) 76 (3) 64

 

Singles, first round

Diana Shnaider (RUS) def. Ana Bogdan (ROU) 57 76 (6) 63

Peyton Stearns (USA) def Elisabetta Cocciaretto (ITA) 63 62

Viktoriya Tomova (BUL) def Sofia Kenin (USA) 64 76 (5)

Yuan Yue (CHN) def. Varvara Gracheva (FRA) 64 61

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