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WTA Tour – Saturday, March 9, 2024 final results

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Finally, Leylah Fernandez gets on court, on the last day for tournament openers. But she does get the first-up slot at 11 a.m. ET.

She’s never played her opponent, Diane Parry, who defeated Martina Trevisan in the opening round.

The shoulder that forced her to retire in San Diego seems to be holding up.

The two top guns in the bottom half – Coco Gauff and Aryna Sabalenka – make their debuts.

(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

Saturday, March 9, 2024
Final results
Singles, second round

Canadian content

Diane Parry (FRA) def [29] Leylah Fernandez (CAN) 75 57 62

 

Injury retirements

[WC] Emma Raducanu (GBR) def [30] Dayana Yastremska (UKR) 40 retd 

 

Third-set tiebreak drama

[2] Aryna Sabalenka (BLR) def. Peyton Stearns (USA) 67 (2) 62 76 (6) (Saved 4 MPs)

[3] Coco Gauff (USA) def Clara Burel (FRA) 26 63 76 (4)

 

Upsets

Anna Blinkova (RUS) def. [5] Jessica Pegula (USA) 62 36 63

Yuan Yue (CHN) def. [8] Zheng Qinwen (CHN) 64 63

[PR] Naomi Osaka (JPN) def. [14] Liudmila Samsonova (RUS) 75 63

Sloane Stephens (USA) def. [19] Sorana Cirstea (ROU) 60 75

Caroline Dolehide (USA) def. [27] Victoria Azarenka (BLR) 75 26 63

Lucia Bronzetti (ITA) def [32] Anhelina Kalinina (UKR) 63 64

 

Seeds scuffling

[9] Maria Sakkari (GRE) def. Diana Shnaider (RUS) 57 64 60

[16] Elina Svitolina (UKR) def. Katerina Siniakova (CZE) 63 26 61

[20] Caroline Garcia (FRA) def Viktoriya Tomova (BUL) 61 36 63

[23] Emma Navarro (USA) def Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) 46 75 75

 

Seeds straight-setting

[11] Daria Kasatkina (RUS) def Océane Dodin (FRA) 63 76 (5)

[24] Elise Mertens (BEL) def. Wang Xinyu (CHN) 61 64

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